My Journey to Lhasa Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The farmland was poor around the village David-Neel described in Po, heavily taxed, and anyone who left was pursued and what?

2. After David-Neel and Yongden slept the rest of the day and night out of the snow, Yongden hurt himself how the next day?

3. The stranger supposedly went to get his cheese, but he quickly came back with another man and they began to barter for what?

4. This pageant, described at the end of Chapter VII, was a grand procession that included trumpets, some of which were how many feet long and borne on the shoulders of several men?

5. David-Neel and Yongden walked through the pass after the guide left, and Yongden's fear that it would snow materialized when?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did David-Neel depict the manner in which she and Yongden crossed the last river that separated them from Lhasa?

2. How did David-Neel describe what the Tibetans had lost in their separation from China?

3. Given her hesitance due to its possible origin, how did David-Neel accept a piece of bread offered to her at the start of Chapter VI?

4. How did David-Neel describe the manner in which Asians approached respecting others who slept?

5. Why was it a cowman and his wife sought Yongden to perform rites for their dead son?

6. What did David-Neel note about the maps of Tibet that she carried?

7. At the end of Chapter VI, which two women did David-Neel describe she met near the Kha Karpo?

8. David-Neel was unable to find anyone to aid Yongden after his injury, but she managed to return with what?

9. In Chapter VI, why did Yongden stay for a long time inside a monastery while David-Neel remained outside?

10. As she was unable to return before dark, how did David-Neel find the cave Yongden had remained in after is injury?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Early in Chapter I, David-Neel related how a number of hindering difficulties arose that added to each step as the pair approached their journey into Tibet. Examine these problems and how the author responded to them. Was she cautious in the decisions she made in each of these situations?

Essay Topic 2

Assess why David-Neel and Yongden planned to arrive in Thana at night, yet she advised they had "arranged it even too well that time" and the subsequent consequences. Evaluate how the pair responded to the situation as it unfolded.

Essay Topic 3

In the Foreword to My Journey to Lhasa, Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, noted that, "Its great merit is that it conveys the authentic flavor of Tibet as [Alexandra David-Neel] found it, described with affectionate humor." Identify and expound on various examples where this technique was employed by the author.

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