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 is NOT something Nhamo learns while at Efifi?

2. Where does Nhamo go for summer vacation?

3. Why is Nhamo's hair shaved off after she attacks Van Heerdon?

4. Why is Nhamo angry at herself when the first signs of the rainy season appear?

5. Who likes Nhamo the most at Efifi?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Dr. Van Heerden's dog comes out of his truck?

2. What does Baba Joseph do to Nhamo's panga, and how does Nhamo feel about this?

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

4. What happens when Nhamo is seen by the white family?

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

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

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

8. Why did Nhamo take such a strong liking to Dr. Masuku?

9. What does Nhamo do just after her jar of possessions is ruined?

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

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

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

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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