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. Who is the servant that does not appear when the Merrits call on him to help Garrigan, their new guest?

2. Who does Nigel Stone say is a ceremonial official and not Stone's boss?

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

4. Garrigan's life at Mbarara has become _____________ to him, according to his descriptions.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens to the driver of the car in which Amin was riding where his life was almost taken?

3. Where is Amin, according to news reports that Garrigan hears from his new home?

4. What are some of the complaints the Merrits share about their servants at the house?

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

6. When Amin Idi gets married, which ceremony is Garrigan invited to attend?

7. What is Merrit's reaction to the decision of Garrigan to leave the clinic to work with Amin?

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

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

10. Why does Garrigan need to test his own specimens at his clinic where he works?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Women are portrayed as being weaker in this novel - the report, Amin's wives, etc.

Part 1: Why do you think that women are seen as being weaker and harmless in this story?

Part 2: What does the character of Sara tell the reader about women during this time period?

Part 3: Do you think that Garrigan is sexist? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

It's fascinating to see that Garrigan and Merrit still tend to think in terms of their Western medical backgrounds and upbringings rather than considering the context of their new setting.

Part 1: Why do you think that Garrigan and Merrit still think of diseases in terms of their Western training?

Part 2: What was your reaction to the comments of Merrit when talking about his life in Mbarara?

Part 3: Do you think Merrit is actually trying to learn the ways of the Africans or is he trying to push his lifestyle and background on others? Why do you choose the answer you do?

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