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

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

Salman Rushdie named many of his characters and locations after Hindustani words and figures. Haroun himself is named after a legendary figure of Baghdad. Write an essay that explains which characters and locations were derived from Hindustani, and what their meanings are. How did Salman Rushdie relate these characters to their real life meanings? Are the characters in the book privy to this information? Be sure the provide examples to support your work.

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.

Writing style is an important element of fiction writing. "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" is no exception. Write an essay that explores the writing style of the author, Salman Rushdie. Address various components of writing such as perspective, sentence structure, diction, and grammar in your work. Explain how these things contribute to the flow of the narrative. Be sure the provide examples to support your work.

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