A Girl Named Disaster Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nancy Farmer
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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. What does Kufa say the disobedient wife was eaten by?

2. Who tells Nhamo to start working on her boat?

3. Who helps a girl when she reaches womanhood?

4. What does the sting that Nhamo gets while working on her boat cause her to do?

5. Whom does Nhamo dream about going over a cliff?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Grandmother reveal about Nhamo's father at the trading post?

2. How does Nhamo figure out a better way to hollow out her boat?

3. What does Nhamo think her dream about Long Teats was trying to tell her?

4. What happens to Nhamo while she is fighting against the current, and what does this mean to her?

5. What makes Nhamo upset as the family is travelling to the trading post, and how is this resolved?

6. What does Nhamo dream about after she sees the electric light?

7. How does Grandmother want Nhamo to escape?

8. What story does Nhamo's grandmother tell her at the beginning of the book?

9. What does Nhamo do when she finds all the food on the big island?

10. What does Nhamo see as a positive sign from the spirit of the dead man in the hut?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Human nature is a strong symbol and theme in this book. Where does this symbol appear, and what role does it play in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Friendship is a central theme of this book. What are the main friendships, and how do their inclusion in this book affect the outcome of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

The pursuit of happiness is a common theme found in this book. What parts of the plot embody this theme, and how does that pursuit affect the characters involved?

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