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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Mount Everest—Chronicle and Reading List.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the third attempt to reach Everest's summit, which two members of the British expedition were buried in an avalanche?
(a) Mallory and Somervell.
(b) Mallory and Morshead.
(c) Bruce and Finch.
(d) Bruce and Morshead.

2. How high was Messner when he finally found a suitable bivouac spot in the Chomolungma chapter?
(a) 7,800 meters.
(b) 7,500 meters.
(c) 8,000 meters.
(d) 7,650 meters.

3. As Messner prepareed for his solo climb in 1980 in the Kanchung chapter, for how long had Messner been divorced?
(a) Five years.
(b) One year.
(c) Three years.
(d) Eight years.

4. Who owned the hotel in Syangpoche that the climbing team stayed in after leaving the Sherpa hut in the beginning of the book?
(a) The Chinese.
(b) The Nepalese.
(c) The Japanese.
(d) The Swiss.

5. When Messner realized that he needed a sponsor in order to gain access to the mountains in China, what did Messner consider offering to his sponsor in exchange for the sponsor's commitment to help Messner?
(a) Exclusive access.
(b) Film rights.
(c) Money.
(d) Book rights.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does dzong mean in Tibetan?

2. In the early pages of the Mount Everest-Fairytale and Reality chapter, Messner needed to leave Nepal because he had a lecture tour beginning. Where did Messner's European lecture tour start?

3. At what altitude did the hotel in Syangpoche that the climbing team was headed to after leaving the Sherpa hut in the beginning of the book lie?

4. What item was found in 1933 below the North-East Ridge that led people to speculate that Mallory and Irvine were actually successful in reaching the summit before losing their lives?

5. When the British expedition returned to Everest in 1924, how many times were the climbers forced to abandon their higher-elevation camps and return to their base camps because of snowfall and extreme cold?

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