A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Test | Final Test - Easy

Ishmael Beah
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How would Ishmael's father try to get him to take a shower?
(a) Drag him to the shower.
(b) Chase him with cold water.
(c) Take his clothes.
(d) Throw him in the river.

2. At the beginning of Chapter 13, what day did the corporal tell the boys to take off training?
(a) Sunday.
(b) Saturday.
(c) Thursday.
(d) Wednesday.

3. In Chapter 14, who won the killing competition?
(a) Alhaji.
(b) Ishmael.
(c) Jumah.
(d) Kanei.

4. In Chapter 12, when Ishmael and the others were captured at gunpoint, how many men were on the ground with uniforms soaked in blood?
(a) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

5. What did Ishmael perform at a talent show in Chapter 18?
(a) A play.
(b) A song.
(c) Monologue from Julius Ceaser.
(d) A dance.

6. What would Ishmael's grandmother call him because of his tricks?
(a) Monkey.
(b) Spider.
(c) Cat.
(d) Dog.

7. What took the boys' meat in Chapter 10?
(a) Bird.
(b) Monkey.
(c) Dog.
(d) Cat.

8. What did a nurse give Ishmael at the beginning of Chapter 17?
(a) Migraine medicine.
(b) Coca-Cola.
(c) Shot.
(d) Ice cream.

9. How did Ishmael recognize Gasemu in Chapter 11?
(a) By a scar on his arm.
(b) By a scar on his leg.
(c) By his missing ear lobe.
(d) By his missing front tooth.

10. What did Esther give Ishmael when he saw her a second time in Chapter 17?
(a) Soccer jersey.
(b) Money.
(c) Book.
(d) Walkman and a cassette.

11. In Chapter 10, how many people ate from each plate?
(a) 2.
(b) 7.
(c) 1.
(d) 4.

12. What rank was the soldier who was in the room after Ishmael had been in the hospital in Chapter 16?
(a) Lieutenant.
(b) General.
(c) Sergeant.
(d) Colonel.

13. At the end of Chapter 13, how long was it before Ishmael could sleep?
(a) 4 days.
(b) 6 days.
(c) A week.
(d) 3 days.

14. What did the boys do with the school books when they were first given them in Chapter 16?
(a) Urinated on them.
(b) Put them in the showers.
(c) Buried them.
(d) Burned them.

15. Where were Ishmael and the other boys taken in Chapter 15?
(a) Kenema.
(b) Freetown.
(c) Lunsar.
(d) Mano.

Short Answer Questions

1. What folk tale did Musa tell in Chapter 10?

2. Why did Ishmael get admitted to the hospital iat the beginning of Chapter 16?

3. In Chapter 18, how long had Ishmael been at Bennin Home?

4. When Ishmael was a junior lieutenant, how many boys were in his unit?

5. In the story Musa told, what dish did Bra Spider's village made?

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