Book 1, Chapter 1
1. Who is the narrator of the story?
2. Where has Salim come from as the story opens?
(b) South Africa
(c) The east coast of Africa
(d) The Sudan
3. Who sold him the store he is going to run?
4. How had Nazruddin come into possession of the store?
(a) The owner sold it cheaply after the revolution.
(b) He had started the store himself.
(c) He was able to get government support.
(d) It was willed to him by an uncle.
5. On his trip to the central part of Africa, who stops Salim often for money or supplies?
(b) Men with guns
(c) Tribal leaders
(d) People wanting to escape
6. Who does Salim think about who had been driven on foot along the same road he travels?
(a) Prisoners who built the road
(b) African slaves
(c) Captured Europeans
(d) Arab settlers being forced out
7. Moving deeper into Africa, what crosses Salim's mind?
(a) He wonders if he had made a mistake.
(b) He fears he did not bring enough supplies.
(c) He debates turning around and going back to the coast.
(d) He questions whether he knows how to run a store.
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