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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

One of the most central themes in "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" is that of good versus evil. Throughout Haroun's time on Kahani, he learns of the struggles between the good people of Gup and the evil darkness of Chup. Write an essay that explores the theme of good versus evil within the context of the story. How do the people of Gup City view the people of Chup City? Do the people of Gup have legitimate reasons for worrying about the land past the Twilight Strip? Are all citizens of Chup evil? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

The theme of happiness is prevalent throughout "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". After all is said and done, and the Walrus offers Haroun a favor, he asks for a happy ending for everyone. Write an essay that explains why happiness is important to Haroun. Is Haroun typically an unhappy person? Why does he wish for happiness? Who is he thinking of when he makes his request to the Walrus? Does the Walrus agree that happiness is a good thing? Use examples from the novel to make the point.

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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