Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard Short Answer Test - Answer Key

Selamawi Asgedom
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Short Answer Questions Key

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

Mawi Asgedom.

2. In the Author's Note, he states that his true name was what?

Selamawi Haileab Asgedom.

3. In his native language, the author's true name means ___________________.

"Peaceful power from above to make others kneel before him."

4. Eritrea and Ethiopia had fought a civil war until what year?

1991.

5. Eritrea became an independent nation in what year?

1993.

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?

The Horn of Africa.

7. What is the capital of Eritrea?

Asmara.

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