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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the liaison officer with Messner, how long should it have taken the traveling party to reach their destination in the Rongbuk chapter?
(a) Eight hours.
(b) Four hours.
(c) Two days.
(d) One day.

2. In 1922, when an avalanche hit the climbers on the Chang La face, how many Sherpas were killed?
(a) Seven.
(b) One.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

3. What item was NOT packed in Messner's rucksack as he climbed to the upper base camp in the Chomolungma chapter?
(a) An ice axe.
(b) A camera.
(c) A tent.
(d) A sleeping bag.

4. Even though Messner's tent only weighed 2 kilos, the tent could withstand winds that were how strong?
(a) 120 kilometers per hour.
(b) 100 kilometers per hour.
(c) 65 kilometers per hour.
(d) 75 kilometers per hour.

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

6. After erecting his tent on the second day, how many pictures did Messner take before abandoning photography and climbing into his tent?
(a) Four.
(b) Ten.
(c) Eight.
(d) Two.

7. How long did Messner need to recover after descending from the summit of Mount Everest?
(a) Three days.
(b) Ten days.
(c) One week.
(d) Two weeks.

8. When did the Dalai Lama flee from Tibet?
(a) March 1958.
(b) March 1960.
(c) March 1961.
(d) March 1959.

9. What does Potala mean?
(a) Place of the gods.
(b) Safe haven.
(c) New beginnings.
(d) Danger ahead.

10. According to Messner, altitude made him irritable and nervous. What did altitude NOT affect for Messner?
(a) His courage.
(b) His enthusiasm.
(c) His strength.
(d) His will-power.

11. On what day did Messner leave Nena behind at the base camp and begin his ascent of Mount Everest?
(a) August 18.
(b) July 4.
(c) August 4.
(d) July 18.

12. When Messner was originally reading about the weather patterns and monsoons of the Himalayans, whose work did he read?
(a) Helmut Jurgen.
(b) Helmut Friedman.
(c) Helmut Grunther.
(d) Helmut Kraus.

13. While Messner studied the North Col through his binoculars and planned his next objective in the North Col chapter, where were Cheng and Tsao?
(a) At the midway camp.
(b) In Peking.
(c) In Lhasa.
(d) At the base camp.

14. When Messner and Nena decided to leave their base camp and travel throughout the region because the weather on Everest was terrible in the Tibet chapter, where did they head to?
(a) Ama Dablam.
(b) Tingri.
(c) Cho Oyu.
(d) Nangpa La.

15. According to the Chomolungma chapter, how far of a hike was it from the standing camp and the high camp?
(a) Six hours.
(b) Four hours.
(c) Eight hours.
(d) Two hours.

Short Answer Questions

1. As alluded to in the North Col chapter, at what altitude did Messner and Nena plan to set up their midway camp?

2. In the Tibet chapter, how did Messner and Nena originally decide to travel to their intended destination as they waited for the weather on Everest to clear?

3. Who was the deputy leader of the 1975 Chinese expedition?

4. When the Dalai Lama fled from Tibet, where did the Dalai Lama go?

5. What was the only medication besides aspirin that Messner had brought with him for his climb?

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