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. Who protects Nhamo when she is chased after seeing the family?

2. What does Muzuku say to Nhamo as she is preparing to live with her father's family?

3. What do the people in the village tell Nhamo to avoid on her journey?

4. Which of the following do Baba Joseph's people NOT do with hot coals?

5. How are Nhamo and the nganga related?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does the nganga think the leopard appeared to Nhamo?

3. Where is Nhamo's father?

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

5. What story does Nhamo tell Clever to cheer him up?

6. What are the people at Efifi doing?

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

8. What story does Nhamo tell Baba Joseph, and how does he respond to this?

9. What does the nganga say after hearing Nhamo's story?

10. Why is Nhamo not allowed to stay overnight in the village?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

There are many characters in this book who are manipulated and persuaded to do things they do not want to do. What are some of these instances, and how are these characters affected by the manipulation?

Essay Topic 3

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

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