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. David-Neel and Yongden hiked in descent from the marker they found until what time when they located a flat place to camp at?

2. It snowed again at night after Yongden limped all day, but David-Neel found a fence she followed to what type of structure with a shed?

3. The route through the Po region that was not on a map crossed how many mountain passes?

4. David-Neel was delighted to be taken as a native, even when a policeman took what action when she tried to enter an area that was off limits to peasants?

5. What title did the strange lama who came up to the pair's fire address David-Neel by?

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 Yongden depart the monastery where he met a monk who came from the region where Yongden's great-grandfather had been a lama?

3. Why was it David-Neel went to the rescue of a dog?

4. How did David-Neel describe Lhasa?

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

6. 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?

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

8. As she waited for Yongden outside a monastery, David-Neel took up the offer of a passing woman she met to spend the night at her home and was later particularly impressed for what reason?

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 Tibetan beds?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author explained in the Introduction how her trip to Lhasa came about due to a number of peculiar circumstances. Examine the various factors that resulted in David-Neel's trek into Tibet. How did each factor in?

Essay Topic 2

David-Neel noted that numerous methods were customarily followed the initial month of each year in Tibet to seek omens concerning the future. She then went on to describe one. Elaborate on what the author witnessed. Consider why she found it "a rather strange way" of predicting the future. What was the outcome in this particular episode?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout her book David-Neel revealed her inclinations toward the Buddhist religion, yet also related she was "of a somewhat scientific turn of mind" when it came to proving matters. Further, she frequently found herself smiling at some of the religious beliefs Yongden held. Compare how she balanced her religious with her practical perspectives.

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