Short Essay Questions Key
1. Where does Chapter 1, The Gift of a Red-Gold Lhasa Terrier begin? In what voice is the narrative?
Chapter 1, The Gift of a Red-Gold Lhasa Terrier opens in the mountains of Tibet in the home of a small Tibetan family. Momo, a little girl, has fallen in love with the idea of getting a red-gold Lhasa Terrier at the age of four, and the first chapter tells the story of how her wishing gradually amplified until at last she gets the dog she wants. The novel is told in third person.
2. Where did Momo first see a Lhasa Terrier? Why did her family not buy her one?
Momo first saw a gold-red Lhasa Terrier at the nearby monastery of Kargayu, where her family traveled several times a year. Nema, her father, was too poor to fulfill Momo's wish, which continued without exception until she was eight.
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