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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 feel when she is in the boat on her first day?
2. What killed Nhamo's mother?
3. Why does Ruva stop eating?
4. What does Nhamo use to wash the dishes?
5. What is Nhamo's mother's name?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Nhamo procrastinates checking her animal traps?
2. What does Nhamo do to calm her fears while she waits for the hippos to leave?
3. How does Grandmother want Nhamo to escape?
4. What happens when Nhamo's food rations run out?
5. What does Nhamo do when she finds all the food on the big island?
6. What does Nhamo do for Masvita when she can't sleep?
7. What does Nhamo decide to hunt, and why?
8. What does Nhamo see as a positive sign from the spirit of the dead man in the hut?
9. What does Grandmother reveal about Nhamo's father at the trading post?
10. How does Rosa try to help Nhamo?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Edina is a minor character in this book who makes a huge impact on the plot. How does she accomplish this, and how would the plot have been altered had she not been included in the story line?
Essay Topic 2
Persistence is a major attribute possessed by some of the main characters. Which characters have this trait, and how does it affect their role in the plot?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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