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. Why does Haroun wish to go to Gup City?

2. Where is the Town of G?

3. Who meets Rashid and Haroun at the railway station?

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

5. Where is Dull Lake?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mali.

2. Why is Haroun embarrassed when he is unable to use his Wishwater properly?

3. Why does Haroun dislike long goodbyes?

4. What does Dull Lake look like?

5. What does Khattam-Shud look like?

6. Describe Butt.

7. What does the Gup army look like?

8. Why are Guppees unsure of what to do with spies?

9. What is the "Old Zone"?

10. Describe Blabbermouth.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Khattam-Shud is the antagonist of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". He is an evil man with a rotten core and dubious ambitions. Write an essay that explores the character of Khattam-Shud. What makes him the antagonist of the story? What are some of his beliefs when it comes to stories and imagination? What is his ultimate goal? What does he want for Earth's second watery moon, Kahani? Does he view the people of Gup as a threat? Use examples from the novel to make the point.

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