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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What gift has Abbas brought for Hamida?
2. Who does Kirsha support in the election?
3. What endeavor do Dr. Booshy and Zaita share?
4. What does Kirsha want from Hamida after his heart attack?
5. What does Kirsha forbid in the workplace when he returns after his heart attack?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Radwan Hussainy says that evil is a form of weakness or illness, causing people to be unable to recognize the good that is around them. Consider the problem of evil in this story. Is Zaita evil? Is Ibrahim Faraj? Is Hamida? Decide upon your own definition of evil, and analyze at least two characters in light of your definition, using evidence from the text. Then determine whether you agree with Radwan Hussainy's definition.
Essay Topic 2
A protagonist in a story is the character who suffers most and learns most. Is there a single protagonist in this story? If so, who is the protagonist? Use evidence from the text to support your point of view.
Essay Topic 3
Determine what the main theme of Midaq Alley is, and support your answer with evidence from the book. Where is this theme seen in the book? How is it exemplified? Who does it affect? What role does it have in the plot?
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