A Girl Named Disaster Test | Final 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. Which of the following spirits does NOT come to Nhamo to speak with her at the end of the book?

2. What does the wasp do after killing something in front of Nhamo?

3. About what does Nhamo tell Baba Joseph?

4. Why does Dr. Masuku want to send Nhamo to the city?

5. Who likes Nhamo the most at Efifi?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Nhamo do when she sees the first signs of the rainy season, and why?

2. What happens in Nhamo's story about the farmer and the baboons?

3. Why does Nhamo have a hard time working on her boat when the dry season comes?

4. What happens when a baboon gets onto Nhamo's platform?

5. Why does Baba Joseph think Nhamo attacked Van Heerden, and what does he do about it?

6. Who takes Nhamo to meet her family, and how does she feel when she gets there?

7. What does Nhamo realize when she sees the margarine advertisement again?

8. What does Nhamo hear in a haze one day, and how does this affect her?

9. What are the people at Efifi doing?

10. How does Nhamo decide to avoid landmines as she continues her journey to Zimbabwe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The pursuit of happiness is a common theme found in this book. What parts of the plot embody this theme, and how does that pursuit affect the characters involved?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Persistence is a major attribute possessed by some of the main characters. Which characters have this trait, and how does it affect their role in the plot?

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