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. What is Nhamo's mother doing in her dream after she sees the goat underground?

2. Where does Nhamo get the idea to plug the holes in the boat?

3. What is the name of the cousin that Nhamo becomes close with after moving in with her father's family?

4. Who likes Nhamo the most at Efifi?

5. Why does the person Nhamo talks to at her family's house accept her?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Dr. Masuku say when Nhamo moves in with her father's family?

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

4. What does a nurse let Nhamo do that she thinks is miraculous?

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

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

7. What kinds of civilized things does Nhamo learn while she is at Efifi?

8. Of the staff at Efifi, who likes Nhamo the most of the staff, and why?

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

10. How is Nhamo protected when she is chased after being seen by the white family, and how does she feel about this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nature plays a very tangible role in this book. What is this role, and how does it affect the main characters?

Essay Topic 2

Edina is a minor character in this book who makes a huge impact on the plot. How does she accomplish this, and how would the plot have been altered had she not been included in the story line?

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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