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

Nancy Farmer
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nhamo try to imitate while learning to swim?



2. How does Nhamo harden her wood spears?



3. What does Nhamo hear as she is leaving the small island?



4. Who notices that Nhamo is jealous of Masvita's womanhood?



5. Why does Nhamo procrastinate checking her animal traps?



Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the nganga think the leopard appeared to Nhamo?



2. Where is Nhamo's father?



3. What does the muvuki determine will be done to make payment for the dead man?



4. Why does Grandmother say Chipo never liked Nhamo?



5. What does the nganga say after hearing Nhamo's story?



6. What does Nhamo do to calm her fears while she waits for the hippos to leave?



7. What story does Nhamo tell Clever to cheer him up?



8. What changes in the village after the cholera passes?



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



10. What does Baba Joseph do to Nhamo's panga, and how does Nhamo feel about this?



Essay Topics

Betrayal is an important theme in this book. Where does this theme appear and how does it affect the characters involved in those scenes?

There are three cultures presented in this book. What are they, and how do they relate to each other? How does each of these play a role in Nhamo's life?

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?

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