Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Selamawi Asgedom
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A New Life - Playground Warfare.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author remember playing soccer with in his homeland in "Memories"?
(a) Coconuts.
(b) Knots of old clothes.
(c) Balls of twine.
(d) Rocks.

2. To make ends meet, Mawi's family found ____________ in "A New Life."
(a) A smaller apartment.
(b) An energy efficient car.
(c) A renter for the upstairs.
(d) A job for Mawi.

3. Where did Mawi's family have a house before they left to become refugees in "Memories"?
(a) Adi Wahla, Ethiopia.
(b) Gonder, Ethiopia.
(c) Lagos, Nigeria.
(d) Kano, Nigeria.

4. What was the name of the bully who decided to go after Mawi's brother?
(a) Jake Evans.
(b) Mike Thompson.
(c) Roger Botwin.
(d) Bobby Smith.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Author's Note, he states that since he came to the United States, he became known by what name?

2. With what song would bullies serenade Mehret?

3. What job did Mawi's father take upon moving to the United States?

4. Mawi's father took in a homeless man and helped him. What did the man give him in return when he departed in "God's Angels"?

5. What was the name of Mawi's father?

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