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. What does P2C2E stand for?

2. Why is Prince Bolo comical?

3. What color is the cup Iff gives to Haroun?

4. What do Storytellers need to tell their stories?

5. Why does Iff give Haroun the story water to drink?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mali.

2. Who is Oneeta?

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

4. Describe Rashid.

5. Describe Iff and where he comes from.

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

7. Why can Rashid only say "ark" when he is on stage in the Town of G?

8. Why are Haroun and the other passengers frightened of Butt's driving?

9. What is the "Old Zone"?

10. Describe what Plentimaw Fish look like.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The protagonist is the most important character to the plot. Without Haroun there would be no "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". Write an essay that explores the different aspects of Haroun's character. What is Haroun like at the beginning of the story? How does his character evolve as the story progresses and he is forced overcome obstacles and problems? How do his interactions with different characters change as the plot progresses? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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