Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Selamawi Asgedom
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 143 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard Lesson Plans

Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Before a family could immigrate to the United States, they needed to do what in "Coming to America"?

2. Where did Mawi's mother take him and his siblings to find their father in "Memories"?

3. What country borders Eritrea to the south?

4. What was the name of Mawi's half-sister who joined his family in immigrating to America?

5. What was the name of the woman who would take the children to the college to play soccer and play on the playground in "God's Angels"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Tewolde and Mawi take the weight bench in "Libee Migbar"? What discovery did Mawi make of his brother?

2. What woman helped Mawi's family find a sponsor in "A New Life"? How did the family adjust to the culture shock of the new country?

3. How did Mawi's father come to work essentially as a doctor, as described in "The Making of a Man"?

4. What did Mawi and his brother learn about their father's departure in "Coffee Tales"?

5. How does the author describe his origins in the Author's Note? What is the political history of this region?

6. What did Mawi's father teach his children about strangers in "God's Angels"?

7. What athletics was the author involved in during high school, as related in "Eyeing the Mountaintop"? Who helped him succeed?

8. What plan did Mawi and Tewolde develop on Halloween in "Days of Mischief"?

9. How did Mawi recall his transition to America in the end of the narrative? What obstacles did he overcome?

10. Describe the evolution of Mawi's feelings about his father in the narrative. What did Haileab teach him?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the correlations between food and culture. How is local cuisine relative to an individual's cultural identity? What did obtaining their native foods mean for Mawi's family? How does the relationship between food and culture differ within different communities and regions?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the correlations between American and East African culture and holidays and Mawi's first impressions of Halloween. What Sudanese holiday does the author describe in "Days of Mischief"? What about Halloween attracted him and his siblings?

Essay Topic 3

Define and identify metaphor, simile and symbolism in the narrative. What symbolism did Haileab use to describe angels in "God's Angels"? Why did Haileab bring in the stranger to their home and shelter him? What does this symbolize? What did he give them in return and why?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 991 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard Lesson Plans