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

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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

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

The world of Kahani is fictitious and at the same time real in "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". The author, Salman Rushdie, goes into great detail explaining how such a place would exist. Write an essay that explores the fictitious world of Kahani. What kind of place is Kahani? What does it look like and what is it made of? Why is it invisible to the people of Earth? What type of people and creatures live on Kahani? Be sure the provide examples to support your work.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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