UNIT II Book Quiz
The Search for the Panchen Lama
Study Guide


Instructions: For the quiz, in addition to the main characters, places, and other significant details for the matching section you should be able to identify the following terms. The quiz will have ten terms (matching) and be worth 20 points (2 x 10).




Hu Jintao

Tashilhunpo Monastery


Lhamo Latso Lake


(Baba) Phuntsog Wangyal

Li Jie


Chadrel Rinpoche



Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

Sera Monastery


Gyaltsen Norbu




ESSAY QUESTION: Your essay should include an introduction and conclusion. Use specific examples to support your main arguments. As with the first book quiz, there will be a single essay question and to motivate you to write the best essay possible I am giving the question in advance with the expectation that your essay will demonstrate more than just a passing awareness of the main themes and allow you to select specific examples in advance.

The contentious struggle to identify the tenth Panchen Lama's reincarnation is the central narrative of Isabel Hiltonís book The Search for the Panchen Lama.  Describe the three primary issues that prevented the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government from agreeing on a single candidate.