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. What do the baboons refuse to do for the deformed baboon?

2. What does Nhamo get stung by while working on her boat?

3. What does Nhamo yell at the big island for?

4. What ruins Nhamo's traps?

5. What is Nhamo's most prized possession?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What kinds of things occupy Nhamo's time when she is first settling on the island?

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

4. What does Nhamo do in the forest when she is supposed to be collecting firewood?

5. What does Nhamo decide to hunt, and why?

6. How does Grandmother want Nhamo to escape?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Protection is a strong theme in this story. Where does this theme appear and which characters are most affected by the presence of this theme?

Essay Topic 2

Maturity is a theme presented in a number of places in this plot and is manifested in a number of different ways. Choose a few of these instances and compare and contrast them. How are they different in their manifestations of this sensitive theme?

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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