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. Where does Nhamo sleep while on the big island?

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

3. What does Grandmother pay to resolve the issue of the murdered man?

4. What does Nhamo's family do when they return to their village?

5. What does Nhamo take her grandmother to see when they reach their destination?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the story that Nhamo tells herself while waiting for her boat to be repaired?

2. How does Nhamo feel when the hippos are gone, and why?

3. What does Nhamo dream about after she sees the electric light?

4. What does Nhamo dream about after being stung?

5. How does Rosa try to help Nhamo?

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

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

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

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

There are a few times where Nhamo feels a complete sense of loss in this book. What are some of these moments, and how does Nhamo respond to them?

Essay Topic 3

There are a number of different settings in this book. Describe some of these settings. Why might Nancy Farmer have chosen these settings for this plot to take place?

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