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

Giles Foden
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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. Who is the ambassador that meets up with Garrigan at the embassy at the start of Chapter 20?

2. Whose death is considered to be the most traumatic thing to have happened to Garrigan?

3. Most of the ailments that Garrigan treats at the hospital involve some sort of _____________.

4. Amin will not agree to accept Christ's authority in his life, but he will accept the authority of __________.

5. Who is the president that is being overthrown by Major General Idi Amin Dada?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Garrigan hear happened to the plane that Swanepoel was in?

3. What is the reason Waziri doesn't think Garrigan should have gone to see Amin Idi speak?

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

5. What was the work of Mr. Malumba, as Garrigan learns when visiting the family?

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

7. Why are Gugu's relatives angry with Garrigan and Sara for letting him stay with them for a month?

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

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

10. What does Sara want from Garrigan when she calls him the night of the hostage situation?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At times, Garrigan seems quite naive when talking to others. For example, Sara uses a shortwave radio to talk to her family, which seems odd.

Part 1: Why do you think that Garrigan is a bit more native than others around him?

Part 2: What other reason might there be for Sara to have a short wave radio on hand?

Part 3: How might Garrigan's gullibility affect him as the story continues? Is this a good or bad quality for him to have?

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

The violence in this story is unsettling to the reader and to the characters who are observers of the violence.

Part 1: Why do you think that dictators so often use violence as a way to control their people?

Part 2: Do you think violence is the only method of completely controlling one's land and one's people? Why or why not?

Part 3: It's said that violence is never the answer. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

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