Quiz: The Dalai Lama

15 Questions  I  By Tnywebedit on September 29, 2010
Test your knowledge of the Dalai Lama, whom Evan Osnos writes about in the October 4, 2010, issue of The New Yorker.

  

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1.  In this week’s magazine, Evan Osnos writes about the Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday. What does the Dalai Lama refer to as “a change of clothing”?
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2.  How did the late New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal, who was friends with the Dalai Lama, describe his appearance?
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3.  Which ruler has been in power for longer than the Dalai Lama?
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4.  How many books list the Dalai Lama as an author?
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5.  What does “Dalai Lama” translate as, literally?
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6.  Who chairs the board of the International Campaign for Tibet?
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7.  What did the Dalai Lama tell Oprah was a “stupid question”?
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8.  The Dalai Lama’s elder brother lived for more than forty years in the town that was home to Bobby Knight and Alfred Kinsey. Where is that?
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9.  According to Osnos’s piece, what most concerned the young Dalai Lama about presiding over long, elaborate ceremonies?
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10.  Which entertainer is NOT Buddhist?
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11.  Which comic-book character DOES NOT have Buddhism in his past?
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12.  In “Seven Years in Tibet,” who plays the Dalai Lama’s mother?
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13.  Neither “Seven Years in Tibet” nor Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun” was actually filmed in Tibet. Where did Scorsese film instead?
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14.  In 1956, a man named T. Lobsang Rampa wrote a popular memoir called “The Third Eye” about his life as a Tibetan monk, including a story about having a hole drilled into his forehead that allowed him to see auras. Two years later, a private investigator determined that the book’s author was actually whom?
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15.  What prompted Paul McCartney to write a letter to the Dalai Lama?
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