Haroun and the Sea of Stories Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Does Prince Bolo love his betrothed?

2. What is Blabbermouth's secret?

3. What is Bezaban made out of?

4. Who is Soraya?

5. Why does Iff agree to take Haroun to Gup City?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the Ocean of Kahani when it is polluted?

2. How does Haroun feel about his mother returning?

3. What is the P2C2E house and where is it located?

4. What happens when Haroun enters the P2C2E house?

5. What does Blabbermouth think of Mudra?

6. What does Khattam-Shud look like?

7. What happens to Plentimaw Fishes as the Ocean becomes more and more poisoned?

8. Describe the Dark Ship.

9. What is a Shadow Warrior?

10. How is Haroun saved from his capture on the Dark Ship?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Love is yet another reoccurring theme in "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". Romantic love can be exemplified in the relationship Prince Bolo and Princess Batcheat share. Meanwhile the love of friendship can be seen in the relationships between other minor characters. Write an essay that explains why love is important to the plot of the story. How do romantic love and the love of friendship differ? Why do Prince Bolo and Princess Batcheat share a relationship that revolves around romantic love? What role does love play in the evolution of Haroun's character? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Violence and war are minor themes in "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". Toward the end of the story, the cities of Gup and Chup go to war. Write an essay that explores how Salman Rushie is able to convey the ideas of war without extreme violence. Where do most of the casualties of the war come from? How does Salman Rushie convey the idea of battle without bloodshed? Does he show more sympathy for one side than the other? Is his version of war realistic? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

By far the most prevalent theme in "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" is that of imagination and fantasy. Rashid is known as the Shah of Blah and the Ocean of Notions, and he is the one from which many stories flow. It is through him that Haroun is first introduced to the ideas of Moody Land and other such fantastical elements. Write an essay that explains why fantasy and imagination are important to the plot of the story. How do Rashid's stories help the protagonist, Haroun, throughout his journey? In what way does fantasy blend with reality to create something greater? Use examples from the novel to make the point.

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