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. What is the soldier wearing when he boards the bus, making him stand out in the crowd?

2. Who is present in the room with Garrigan when he arrives in Stone's office?

3. When Garrigan hears what Amin knows, Amin states that is he is pleased to find his _________ has been accurate.

4. What do Idi Amin and the rest of his entourage take with them after the accident on the road?

5. Amin threatens a reporter by saying that no one can outrun a ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of the duties that Garrigan is asked to do, outside of his hospital and medical duties?

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

3. What does Garrigan tell Sara about the handling of predators after he stares down a leopard?

4. What do the Tanzanian forces decide to use for their new headquarters as they advance into Kampala?

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

6. What does Malachi tell Garrigan the Clavie is, surprised that Garrigan doesn't already know?

7. What does Garrigan claim he will not do as he tries to tell the story of Amin in this novel?

8. Why is Garrigan wearing a pair of clean scrubs as he goes down into the city later in the day?

9. What are some of the images that Garrigan sees in his recurring dream about Amin?

10. What is the cause of the bleeding nose of Amin's son when he is brought to Garrigan to be cured?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The outburst that Amin has eaten human flesh understandably makes the entire dinner room quiet with fear.

Part 1: Why do you think Amin decided to shout out that he had eaten human flesh?

Part 2: Do you believe that Amin has actually eaten human flesh? Why or why not?

Part 3: How might you have responded to someone having said what Amin said? Why?

Essay Topic 3

As is the case with many books, the narrator may or may not be as reliable as the reader wants them to be.

Part 1: Does Garrigan seem to be a reliable narrator? Why or why not?

Part 2: Who might have been a better narrator for this story? Why?

Part 3: In what ways does the narrator affect the story for a reader? How does their version of events affect a story?

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