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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is stolen from Garrigan's bungalow after the rest of the British are expelled?
2. Garrigan hopes that the ____________ still on his van will help him pass safety through the land.
3. Who is the crazy man that Garrigan sees hanging from the tree when he reaches the equator?
4. Where does Garrigan go the next morning after his run in with Amin and the accusations against him?
5. After speaking with Amin, Garrigan thinks that he really must fasten the _____________ around the door again.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The setting of the story, at least how Garrigan describes it, gives the reader insight into the history of Uganda as well as of the modern times.
Part 1: What is the setting saying about the colonialism in Uganda? What environmental cues are used?
Part 2: Do you think Garrigan is being fair in his descriptions of the setting? Why or why not?
Part 3: How might the descriptions used in a story affect the reader's perception of the story itself?
Essay Topic 2
The media begins to call Amin's statements stranger and stranger as they continue to be broadcast on the radio.
Part 1: Why do you think the media is quick to point out the flaws and the 'craziness' in the statements of Amin?
Part 2: Do you think that Amin is truly crazy? Why or why not?
Part 3: In what ways does the media benefit from calling a dictator crazy?
Essay Topic 3
When Garrigan learns of the deaths of both of his parents, he makes the decision not to return to England to see them.
Part 1: Do you think Garrigan made the right decision to not go to see his parents and his family? Why or why not?
Part 2: Garrigan is beginning to believe he is growing callous. Do you agree with his assessment? Why or why not?
Part 3: How might you have reacted to the news of your parents' deaths while you were far away?
This section contains 350 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)