Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard Multiple Choice Test Questions

Selamawi Asgedom
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Multiple Choice

1. In the Author's Note, he states that since he came to the United States, he became known by what name?
(a) Mawi Asgedom.
(b) Haileab Asgedom.
(c) Sela Asgedom.
(d) Lama Asgedom.

2. In the Author's Note, he states that his true name was what?
(a) Selamawi Haileab Asgedom.
(b) Haileab Asgedom.
(c) Hntsa-Eyesus Selamawi.
(d) Haileab Hntsa-Eyesus Asgedom.

3. In his native language, the author's true name means ___________________.
(a) "Celestial wizard."
(b) "Light of dawn."
(c) "The strength to swim upstream."
(d) "Peaceful power from above to make others kneel before him."

4. Eritrea and Ethiopia had fought a civil war until what year?
(a) 1985.
(b) 1988.
(c) 1994.
(d) 1991.

5. Eritrea became an independent nation in what year?
(a) 1979.
(b) 1991.
(c) 1993.
(d) 1983.

6. What name refers to a peninsula in East Africa that juts hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden?
(a) The Tongue of Africa.
(b) The Foot of Africa.
(c) The Horn of Africa.
(d) The Hand of Africa.

7. What is the capital of Eritrea?
(a) Asmara.
(b) Djibouti.
(c) Adi Wahla.
(d) Awad.

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