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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 Nhamo decide to get herself off the island?
2. Who helps a girl when she reaches womanhood?
3. What does Nhamo see in the night that gives her hope?
4. What shows that Masvita is entering womanhood?
5. How long does Nhamo fight the current before she sees land?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Grandmother reveal about Nhamo's father at the trading post?
2. What does the muvuki determine will be done to make payment for the dead man?
3. What does Nhamo decide to hunt, and why?
4. How does Nhamo feel when the hippos are gone, and why?
5. What does Nhamo do in the forest when she is supposed to be collecting firewood?
6. How does Nhamo figure out a better way to hollow out her boat?
7. What does Nhamo do to get the deformed baboon off the small island?
8. What is the story that Nhamo tells herself while waiting for her boat to be repaired?
9. How does Grandmother want Nhamo to escape?
10. What does Nhamo do for Masvita when she can't sleep?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compassion and empathy are themes present in a number of places in the plot. What are some of the best examples of this theme, and how did the presence of this theme affect the outcome of this book?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Betrayal is an important theme in this book. Where does this theme appear and how does it affect the characters involved in those scenes?
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