Call It Courage Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Armstrong Sperry
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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 no longer hangs around his neck?

2. What does Mafatu hear some of the other boys calling his crafty work?

3. What does Mafatu do by the shoreline?

4. What has happened when Mafatu attempts to overcome his fear?

5. What does Mafatu's experience with the sea tell him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Mafatu left wondering years later?

2. What does Mafatu realize after the storm has passed?

3. What role does Kivi play in Mafatu's plans?

4. What does Mafatu describe at the beginning of the chapter?

5. How does Mafatu and his mother end up in danger?

6. What does Mafatu think about his father?

7. What happens to Mafatu and his companions during the second major storm?

8. For what are the boys preparing?

9. What is Mafatu's most significant shame?

10. What does Mafatu resolve to do this year?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mafatu learned many skills when living in Hikueru.

Part 1) What skills does he have? How had he thought about these skills when he had been at home?

Part 2) What does he think of these skills now? Why?

Part 3) How do these skills help build Mafatu's self-esteem?

Essay Topic 2

Mafatu wants to make a boar's tooth necklace.

Part 1) Why?

Part 2) What makes him decide to do this?

Part 3) What is the reaction of his tribe when they see it? Why do they react this way?

Part 4) What in our culture would cause others to react in a similar way as Mafatu's tribe? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Mafatu endures many struggles during his journey.

Part 1) How does he struggle on the canoe? How does he overcome these struggles?

Part 2) How doe she struggle on the island? How does he overcome these struggles?

Part 3) How do these trials and tribulations change his character?

Part 4) Could he have made these personal changes without going on this adventure? Why or why not?

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