Krik? Krak! Test | 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. How many people are passengers on the boat?

2. What danger does the boy’s boat face?

3. What secret does the girl’s mother reveal to her?

4. What does Guy ask for when he comes home?

5. What does he get instead?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the circumstances in which Guy and Lili live.

2. What is the importance of Boukman’s speech in A Wall of Fire Rising?

3. How does the boy in Children of the Sea describe his love for the girl?

4. What is it like on the ship the boy is sailing in?

5. What is the significance of the sugar mill, in the day and at night?

6. Describe the girl’s pilgrimage to the Massacre River.

7. Why does Lili leave Guy’s eyes open at the end of A Wall of Fire Rising?

8. What happens to the pregnant girl on the ship?

9. What is it like in Haiti where the girl remains after the boy’s departure?

10. Why is the boy fleeing from Haiti?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Use this book as a meditation on the value of a five-star rating system. Is a five-star system sufficient to a book like this? Would you need to have sub-topics for the rating system, for plot, characterization, language, etc? What other sub-topics would you need? What value or importance gets lost in a five-star scale? Design a scale that would be better for this book.

Essay Topic 2

Who is the audience for Krik? Krak!? What is the ideal reader for Krik? Krak! likely to think about the book’s main topics? How does this book try to affect the reader? What is it trying to teach him or her, or get him or her to do?

Essay Topic 3

Debate the proposition that it is easier to see Haitian people’s history from a woman’s point of view. Using examples from the text, make an argument about the advantages and disadvantages of Edwidge Danticat’s female perspective on this particular political history.

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