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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who said, "Now we will never be mistaken for Cubans?"
(a) A man on the boat.
(b) The old man.
(c) The male narrator.
(d) Celianne.

2. What does the male narrator pray for?
(a) That they will not hit a storm.
(b) That the sea will open up and swallow their boat.
(c) That his love will marry a soldier for protection.
(d) That the sea will part like in the Bible.

3. What was the male narrator's radio show about?
(a) Psychiatry/ Counseling
(b) Political talk and current events.
(c) Upcoming bands and new releases.
(d) Popular music.

4. Why does the male narrator refer to Agwé?
(a) Because Agwe is the captain.
(b) Because Agwe talks to him
(c) Because Agwe will protect him.
(d) Because he has to throw his possessions overboard.

5. What did the first narrator like about the radio show?
(a) Being a rebel.
(b) The music.
(c) The narrator didn't like the radio show.
(d) The freedom of speech.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said, "Maybe it's like you've always said. I imagine too much?"

2. How old does the male narrator originally think Celianne is?

3. Which of these appear in the first narrator's dream?

4. What does the old man call the first narrator?

5. What is the color of Cèlianne's baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Celianne.

2. Describe the internal conflict of humanity vs. survival on the boat. What do the passengers choose to overlook? As their situation becomes more dire, what conflicts arise between them?

3. What does the female narrator's father say about self-preservation that disturbs Manman?

4. What results is the female narrator waiting to hear on the radio? Why is this important?

5. Describe the Banyan tree. Why is it important?

6. Describe the male narrators life before he fled Haiti. What did the male narrator do?

7. Describe the last time the male narrator saw his mother.

8. How does the female narrator bathe in ville rose?

9. At what point does the female narrator's father feel hurt? What internal struggles seem to prevent him from reaching out?

10. From the female narrator's words only, what do we know about the political situation in Haiti? What is happening to them daily? What institutions are closed?

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