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. Who sneaks into Buttoo's houseboat while Rashid and Haroun are sleeping?

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

3. What is the Mystery of Bezaban?

4. Who is Soraya?

5. What is Alifbay?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the Page uniforms feature strange stories with Bolo's name in them?

2. Why were Batcheat and her handmaidens at Chattery's Wall?

3. Who is Oneeta?

4. What is the Mist of Misery?

5. Describe Mali.

6. What does Dull Lake look like?

7. What is a Hoopoe?

8. Describe Buttoo.

9. What does Arabian Nights Plus One look like?

10. Where did the Walrus get his name from?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Blabbermouth is strongest and most important female character in "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". She is the only one who plays a pivotal role in the saving of Kahani. Write an essay that explores Blabbermouth's character from a feminist perspective. Why is she a strong feminist character? What are her beliefs on work and society? How is she different from other female characters like Princess Batcheat and Soraya? Be sure the provide examples to support your work.

Essay Topic 2

Every adventure story must have its hero. Haroun is the hero of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". Yet even though he saves Kahani, he does not think of himself as a savior. Write an essay that explains why Haroun is a hero to the people of Kahani. What is a hero? What makes Haroun a hero? Why does he not think of himself as heroic? Why do the citizens of Gup appreciate him? Be sure the provide examples to support your work.

Essay Topic 3

Haroun uses many unusual inventions to help him along his journey. These items do not exist in the real world, nor do they exist back on Earth. Write an essay that explores some of the inventions mentioned in "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". Which invention does Haroun use the most? Which invention does he use the least? Why is the Bite-a-light important to his escape while on the Dark Ship? Use examples from the novel to make the point.

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