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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 kind of tree does Nhamo decide to camp by on the island?
2. What does Chipo do in the days before Nhamo's wedding?
3. What does the muvuki use to diagnose the problem?
4. How does Nhamo feel when she is in the boat on her first day?
5. What does Nhamo have to fight off when she first gets to the big island?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Nhamo do to get the deformed baboon off the small island?
2. What story does Nhamo's grandmother tell her at the beginning of the book?
3. What does Nhamo decide to hunt, and why?
4. What does Nhamo dream about after she sees the electric light?
5. What happens to Nhamo while she is fighting against the current, and what does this mean to her?
6. What kinds of things occupy Nhamo's time when she is first settling on the island?
7. What does the muvuki determine will be done to make payment for the dead man?
8. What does Nhamo see as a positive sign from the spirit of the dead man in the hut?
9. How does Grandmother want Nhamo to escape?
10. What happens when Nhamo's food rations run out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Diversity and discrimination are two major and related themes in this book. Where do these themes appear, and how do they work together to propel the plot of the book?
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
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?
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