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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chomolungma—Ascent and Descent.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1924, which of the British climbers set a record for the highest altitude reached climbing without oxygen?
(a) Bruce.
(b) Norton.
(c) Mallory.
(d) Somervell.

2. After the uprising of March 1959, how many Tibetans fled to India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim?
(a) 15,000.
(b) 25,000.
(c) 20,000.
(d) 30,000.

3. Who had a special camera with him on expeditions in 1922 and 1924?
(a) Peter Habeler.
(b) John Noel.
(c) Joseph Grange.
(d) Greg Mallory.

4. When Messner reached an altitude of 7500 meters in the Chomolungma chapter, what did he see in the snow?
(a) A hiking boot.
(b) A camera.
(c) A red rope.
(d) A cap.

5. When the British expedition returned to Everest in 1924, when did the team arrive?
(a) October.
(b) December.
(c) May.
(d) March.

Short Answer Questions

1. The advanced base camp that Messner and Nena had been in was once a camp of the 1920s expeditions. Which camp was it?

2. According to the Chomolungma chapter, how high was the Chang La face that Messner had to navigate on his way to the North Col?

3. Instead of returning to the base camp after leaving the Four Dragon Village in the Rongbuk chapter, Messner's group took a detour. Where did the group overnight?

4. Why had no Tibetans ever considered climbing the gigantic summits that were all around them?

5. To whom does Messner attribute the quote that begins his book?

(see the answer key)

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