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 day after David-Neel and Yongden camped following their descent from the ridge marker, how did the terrain affect their trek?

2. The armed robbers returned the money and begged David-Neel not to curse them anymore out of fear when Yongden told them she was a what?

3. As one of the two strangers bartered for items belonging to David-Neel and Yongden, the man kept looking back to the path as if he expected others to help rob them, so David-Neel did what?

4. David-Neel and Yongden agreed to trade what in exchange for cheese the stranger who spied their open packs had?

5. Tibet's chief religious leader only came to the Lhasa palace for ceremonies and lived mainly in one of several nearby lamaseries similar to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did their encounter go with the first individuals David-Neel and Yongden came upon after they crossed the pass and Yongden had sustained his injury?

2. What trap did David-Neel and Yongden set for their safety against potential robbers in a hut one night?

3. How did David-Neel depict the temperature as she and Yongden embarked at the beginning of Chapter V?

4. 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?

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

6. What appeal did Yongden make to David-Neel when she reached the candlelit cave after she unsuccessfully sought aid for him?

7. On the day David-Neel and Yongden left the earthen cave and Yongden stumbled on his improvised crutch past dark, how did they make their way into the structures David-Neel came upon by following a fence in the deep snow?

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

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

10. How did David-Neel describe a typical bridge found in remote regions of Tibet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

David-Neel lamented what "fun" she had to pass up several times due to their near proximity to the Tibetan border as they had to proceed quickly and undetected. Elaborate on those things the author wished she could have spent time at.

Essay Topic 2

Access to Tibet was prohibited to foreigners at the time of David-Neel's journey to Lhasa. As the author was a Frenchwoman and not Tibetan, she approached this ban in a variety of ways in order to evade deportation. Evaluate the techniques that she employed throughout this trip and their comparative effectiveness.

Essay Topic 3

Ranked second in importance among the places David-Neel wished to see was the Jo Khang temple. Relate how she was able to gain entry without her disguise being revealed. Why was it pilgrims and others ventured there? What was it she discovered once inside?

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