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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 the trader's wife think of the muvuki?
2. Who calls Nhamo's mother a witch?
3. What killed Nhamo's mother?
4. In what lake is the island?
5. What does Nhamo want to do on the tiny island off of the big island?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Nhamo take such a strong liking to Dr. Masuku?
2. How does Rosa try to help Nhamo?
3. What does Nhamo hear in a haze one day, and how does this affect her?
4. What does Nhamo see as a positive sign from the spirit of the dead man in the hut?
5. What does Nhamo dream about after she sees the electric light?
6. What happens to Nhamo while she is fighting against the current, and what does this mean to her?
7. What does Nhamo watch a wasp do, and what does she think of this?
8. What happens in Nhamo's story about the farmer and the baboons?
9. What does Nhamo do for Masvita when she can't sleep?
10. What happens when the baboons on the island see Nhamo?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Many characters in this book are forced to sacrifice much to obtain their goals. Who are some of these characters, and how do their sacrifices affect the other characters around them? Are these sacrifices worth the reward? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
There are many characters in this book who are manipulated and persuaded to do things they do not want to do. What are some of these instances, and how are these characters affected by the manipulation?
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