Haroun and the Sea of Stories Test | Final 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 is a Shadow Warrior?

2. What is a Web of Night?

3. How do pages arrange themselves?

4. How does Haroun feel when he is captured?

5. What happens when the Guppee army enters Chup City?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Blabbermouth able to snatch the bomb away from the messenger before it is able to detonate?

2. What do Laminations look like and what purpose do they serve?

3. Why does Khattam-Shud divulge his plans to Haroun?

4. Why do the members of the Gup army look like angels going into battle?

5. What happens to Plentimaw Fishes as the Ocean becomes more and more poisoned?

6. Why does Rashid tell Buttoo's audience the story of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories"?

7. Why is Prince Bolo so angry when he finds out Blabbermouth's secret?

8. What happens to the citizens of Chup after Khattam-Shud is vanquished?

9. What does Blabbermouth think of Mudra?

10. What does Khattam-Shud look like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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.

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