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

2. Garrigan is miserable at the clinic where he works because everything he sees reminds him of ___________.

3. What kind of car is Major Mabuse driving the day after the two foreigners are killed mysteriously?

4. What does Sara do that makes Garrigan curious as to her intentions for the action?

5. What kind of infestations does the Dr. Ivor Seabrook from England specialize in?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does the Tanzanian Colonel have to say about the boy soldiers who are fighting?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Amin share with Garrigan about the identity and the activities of Swanepoel?

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 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?

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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