Internment: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Samira Ahmed
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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. Who took the action against the Secretary of War?

2. What does Layla throw a rock at, when she cannot contact David?

3. What do Layla's parents say will happen if they speak up against the restrictions?

4. Who was interned at Manzanar during World War II?

5. Where do Layla and her family live at camp Mobius?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Layla describe her feelings about the natural environment where the camp is located?

2. What is happening around Layla Amin at the beginning of Internment?

3. What kind of town does Layla live in, and how is her town bearing up under the new policies?

4. How does Layla connect with Ayesha?

5. How does Layla’s relationship with her parents change in the camp?

6. How does Jake respond after Layla cannot get through to David?

7. How do Layla's parents get notification that they are being relocated?

8. What does David say when Layla phones him from the internment camp?

9. How do Layla and her family arrive at Camp Mobius?

10. What kind of scene does Layla describe when they get to the train station?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Evaluate the ending of Internment. Does it ring true to you? Does it successfully resolve the problems and tensions that preceded it? What would you change, if anything? What are you left wishing for closure on, if anything?

Essay Topic 2

Write a character sketch of the author based on her style and content. What can we tell about her, based on the choices she makes in terms of description, characterization and plot? What values does she hold dear? What are her hopes and fears? What kind of person do you think she is? Anchor your sketch in passages in the book.

Essay Topic 3

In a personal essay, describe how this book affected you. Which parts resonated strongest with you? Which parts left you flat? How did this book change you, or give you a new opinion or experience?

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