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. To what kind of tree does Nhamo tie her boat when she gets to the big island?

2. What did Princess Senwa do when her husband betrayed her?

3. To what does Nhamo compare the trading post?

4. What does Nhamo make out of the bark of the tree?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Nhamo do for Masvita when she can't sleep?

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

4. What happens when Nhamo's food rations run out?

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

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

7. Why does Grandmother say Chipo never liked Nhamo?

8. How does Rosa try to help Nhamo?

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

10. What happens when Nhamo is stung while working on her boat?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Acceptance is a strong theme in this book. Which characters present this theme, and how does it affect the plot?

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