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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Messner in the Tibet chapter, how long after landing in the Tsangpo valley did he expect it would take to reach Lhasa by jeep?
(a) One day.
(b) Two days.
(c) One hour.
(d) Two hours.

2. What did Messner find to be comical and an unnecessary waste of strength as he was climbing Everest in the Chomolungma chapter?
(a) Stopping to cook soup.
(b) Stopping to photograph himself.
(c) Stopping to write in his diary.
(d) Stopping to relieve himself.

3. What was the Potala that Messner spied sitting on the Marpori in the Tibet chapter?i
(a) A castle.
(b) A home.
(c) A fortress.
(d) A palace.

4. 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 hiking boot.
(c) A camera.
(d) A cap.

5. The advanced base camp that Messner and Nena had been in was once a camp of the 1920s expeditions. Which camp was it?
(a) Camp III.
(b) Camp IV.
(c) Camp II.
(d) Camp I.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Messner climbed to the upper base camp in the Chomolungma chapter, approximately how much did his rucksack weigh?

2. On the way back to the base camp in the Rongbuk chapter, where did the team stop to refill their supplies?

3. When Messner spied some Sherpas that he knew in the Tibet chapter, where did Messner know the Sherpas from?

4. For the 1975 Chinese expedition to Mount Everest, who was symbolically named the expedition leader?

5. As Messner passed 8000 meters, what did he liken his progress rate to?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Messner began his ascent of Mount Everest in the Chomolungma chapter, suddenly reaching the summit was not important to him. Explain why reaching the summit lost its importance.

2. Why were Nena and Messner surprised when they reached their small intermediate camp in the Chomolungma chapter?

3. According to Messner in the Chomolungma chapter, why did nomads love their homelands more than stationary citizens do?

4. According to the North Col chapter, what was Messner's strongest experience when climbing?

5. Describe what a monsoon is.

6. According to Messner in the Chomolungma chapter, why would an attempt to preplan his solo climb be madness?

7. According to Nena in the Tibet chapter, why would Messner's solo ascent be lessened if he took a walkie-talkie with him?

8. Why were women included on the 1975 Chinese expedition team?

9. As the expedition rested at the start of the East Rongbuk Glacier in the North Col chapter, Nena wrote in her diary that she was disillusioned with humanity. Why?

10. As Messner's team traveled back to the base camp in the Rongbuk chapter, what did he notice as he looked at the mountains that made Messner hopeful?

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