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 does Garrigan use in order to learn more about the country and the people of Uganda?

2. What kind of pills are given to Garrigan when he sits down for breakfast the next day?

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

4. What appears at the center of the pool along with Idi Amin on it?

5. What do Garrigan and the other workers have to examine on their own after a day at the clinic?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Amin talking to when Garrigan finds him in the secret rooms?

4. What does Garrigan learn about the plans for Amin now?

5. What happens when Garrigan finally does reach the APC and its safety?

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

7. What does Garrigan answer during an interview when he is asked what his address is?

8. What is Garrigan tempted to do instead of going through with the interview?

9. What does Stone say about the position of power that Perkins holds over Garrigan?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Within this story is the theme of loss. Garrigan loses much in the first half of the book, which may or may not have led to the rest of his trouble in the second half of the book.

Part 1: How do you think the string of losses for Garrigan will affect him as the book goes on?

Part 2: Do you think losses always have to make a person weaker? Why or why not?

Part 3: Can having many losses in your life make you more vulnerable? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The question of who is insane and who is not is a theme which continues through the book. After all, while it seems clear that Amin may be mentally disturbed, can he really be classified as insane?

Part 1: Why do you think many readers believe that Amin is truly insane?

Part 2: What other characters might be considered insane as well? Why?

Part 3: Why do you think that many prophets are considered to be insane as well?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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