A Bend in the River Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Salim find the town when he arrives?

2. What does Zabeth represent to Salim?

3. What emotion goes through Salim now when he sees or thinks about Ferdinand?

4. Why was the wooden ice cream spoon venture foolish?

5. How does Father Huismans see himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Salim think about the slaves on the east coast of Africa?

2. Explain the change in the relationship between Salim and Metty.

3. What is Salim's assessment of Father Huismans?

4. Describe Zabeth's son.

5. Explain how the reader understands that Salim is inexperienced with women.

6. What happens when Father Huismans is not at the lycee when Salim goes to return the book?

7. Explain why Zabeth brings Ferdinand to see Salim.

8. Why is Indar edgy after the party?

9. Why does Salim's family send the slave, Metty, to him?

10. What is the situation at the beginning of the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples of ethnic food mentioned in the novel, write an essay about how different food is important to different people. Include foods that you would miss if you suddenly were denied access to them. Also discuss to what extent you would try different foods if you visit another country.

Essay Topic 2

Write a paper about African religion. Use Zabeth as an example and discuss the religious significance of the carved wooden masks. Also refer to Father Huismans' interest in the religious artifacts he collects and why he thinks they are historically significant.

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the novel, Salim is leaving the town and it is inferred he will return to London and marry Kareisha. The marriage arrangement was tacitly made years ago when Nazruddin sold his store in the town at a loss. Write your opinion of arranged marriages as opposed to the western way of dating before marriage.

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