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 does Nhamo do with the fish she catches?

2. How does Nhamo decide to get herself off the island?

3. What does a baby baboon do that makes Nhamo feel comforted?

4. What is Princess Senwa's husband's name?

5. What does Chipo not like about the boat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Grandmother say Chipo never liked Nhamo?

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

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

4. How does Grandmother want Nhamo to escape?

5. What happens to Nhamo while she is fighting against the current, and what does this mean to her?

6. What happens when the baboons on the island see Nhamo?

7. What did Nhamo's grandmother do when her daughter was eaten by a leopard, and why is this so touching to Nhamo?

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

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

10. What does Grandmother tell Nhamo about her mother the day Masvita enters womanhood?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Human nature is a strong symbol and theme in this book. Where does this symbol appear, and what role does it play in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Betrayal is an important theme in this book. Where does this theme appear and how does it affect the characters involved in those scenes?

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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