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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Mawi's mother send her sons for safekeeping when the armies came close to their home in "Coffee Tales"?

2. A teacher helped Tewolde start his own business by teaching him how to ________________.

3. What month was it when the author described giving a stranger his lunch at the library?

4. Where did Mawi's father work while they were refugees awaiting immigration to America?

5. Mawi understood that he wanted to take responsibility for his family, and his way to do that was through what means?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Mawi's mischief with his brother in "Days of Mischief." Do these stories make the protagonist less likeable? Why or why not? How do you relate to Mawi's adventures with his brother during his youth? In what ways did Tewolde influence his brother?

Essay Topic 2

Identify and analyze the theme of bullying in the narrative. In what ways were Mawi and his siblings picked on by the other students in America? Why? Where previously had Mawi and his siblings dealt with bullies? What was different about their interactions with them in America?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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