A Girl Named Disaster Test | Final Test - Hard

Nancy Farmer
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Nhamo go for summer vacation?

2. What makes Nhamo so listless as she works on her boat?

3. Who chides Dr. Van Heerden for wanting to send Nhamo away?

4. What does the roar of the leopard remind Nhamo of?

5. In what form do the njuzu come?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Much of this plot follows the relationship between Nhamo and her mother. How does this relationship change over the course of the plot, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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