The Last King of Scotland Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Giles Foden
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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. Garrigan takes a long lunch in order to see the ____________ of the Baganda kings.

2. Garrigan believes that Amin's delusions of grandeur may be common to all __________.

3. Garrigan is NOT invited to the ______________ service in celebration of his fourth marriage.

4. What is the profession of Swanepoel as learned by Garrigan in his trips out at night?

5. In June, two ______________ disappear after asking questions about the soldiers and the killings.

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the Israelis take the guards by surprise in their attempts to free the hostages and kill the terrorists?

2. What does Garrigan imagine as he wanders in the halls of Amin's house as it is looted?

3. What does Idi Amin offer to Garrigan in exchange for his help after the Maserati accident?

4. What has happened to the water situation in Kampala and to the hospital in particular?

5. What happens when Garrigan is told to come with the soldier and get off the bus?

6. What does Garrigan realize about the scene he witnesses in the center of the town?

7. Who does Garrigan call in order to explain to them the headlines that are being posted about him and his interview?

8. What does Idi Amin say to the Queen when she asks him why he came to visit the country?

9. What is the supposed ailment of Amin's daughter who attends a boarding school?

10. What does Garrigan find himself charged with once he arrives on the shores of Kenya?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The quest for power leads people to do desperate things. Whether it's for political power or for societal power, people will go to great lengths to get what they want.

Part 1: How do you think Amin defines power in his life? What does he believe will make him powerful?

Part 2: How do you think Garrigan defines power in his life? What does he believe will make him powerful?

Part 3: Why do you think that people will stop at nothing to be powerful? Would you? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The tremendous racial disparity in the book causes the reader to feel the discomfort of Garrigan and others who he calls friends.

Part 1: How does the racial disparity affect Garrigan on a daily basis? Or doesn't it?

Part 2: Why do you think that the races harbor such ill will toward each other?

Part 3: Why isn't Garrigan harassed more for being often the only white man around?

Essay Topic 3

The setting of the story, at least how Garrigan describes it, gives the reader insight into the history of Uganda as well as of the modern times.

Part 1: What is the setting saying about the colonialism in Uganda? What environmental cues are used?

Part 2: Do you think Garrigan is being fair in his descriptions of the setting? Why or why not?

Part 3: How might the descriptions used in a story affect the reader's perception of the story itself?

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