Little Bee: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Chris Cleave
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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 Sarah realize during the funeral?

2. Who is saved when the woman cuts off her finger?

3. What does Little Bee realize as she is outside waiting for the taxi?

4. What country is Yvette from?

5. Who does Little Bee choose to call from the detention center?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the oil men?

2. What did Sarah and Andrew do in response to the oil men's bargain?

3. How does Little Bee know Andrew?

4. How did Sarah and Andrew become involved with Little Bee, her sister and the oil men?

5. Why does the taxi driver become angry and leave the girls at the detention center?

6. What does being an illegal immigrant ultimately mean for Little Bee?

7. What horrible truth does Little Bee learn from Yvette while at the dormitory?

8. What does Charlie do at the graveside burial?

9. Why does Sarah ask Little Bee to discuss the day on the Nigerian beach two years before?

10. Who is Yvette?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

From what you have read, how does the author feel about the immigration policies in the United Kingdom? How do you know this? What evidence can you find from the text to support your assertion? Why might the author have written this book?

Essay Topic 2

In the end of the novel, Little Bee is returned home to face the nightmare she tried to hide from. Sarah and Charlie must watch, helpless, as Little Bee faces her destiny.

1) Do you like the ending? Why or why not?

2) Could things have ended differently for the characters?

3) Should things have ended differently for the characters?

4) What do you feel is the ultimate message of the story?

Essay Topic 3

Would Little Bee have been sent back to Nigeria if Yvette hadn't had her released illegally from the detention center? Why or why not? What are you basing your theory on? Provide examples to support your theory.

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