Henderson the Rain King 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 part of the lion does the cage fail to catch?

2. Which of the following is one of Lily's good traits?

3. what does Henderson try to remember as he runs with the crowd?

4. What does Dahfu say the Arnewi tribe resembles?

5. Which two people does Henderson feel trapped between?

Short Essay Questions

1. What bet do Henderson and Dahfu make?

2. Describe Dahfu's wife in chapter 18.

3. What do Henderson and Dahfu think about each other?

4. Describe Dahfu.

5. Why does Dahfur claim he needs a lion?

6. How does Henderson defend his sessions with Dahu and Atti?

7. What is Dahfu's conviction about people?

8. What are Dahfu's dying words to Henderson?

9. What is Henderson's life like as an Sungo?

10. What does Henderson write in his letter to Lilly?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what way does the novel reflect changes or problems that occur in Africa years later? In what way does the novel reflect the relationship between Africa and America as it is now?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Bellow's life. In what way do you think his life and personality are reflected in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss whether you think this statement is true or false: "The character of Henderson is a portrayal of American societty's increasingly individualistic outlook. Use two examples from the novel to support your argument.

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