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

Selamawi Asgedom
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Final Test - Hard

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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

Describe and discuss the impact of Tewolde's death on the narrator. How was Tewolde killed? What foreshadowing refers to this incident early in the narrative? How does Mawi describe the aftermath of the accident? How was Tewolde remembered at his funeral?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the history, geography and cultures of Eritrea and Ethiopia. When did civil war break out between these nations? What were conditions of the war like? When did the political upheavals during the 1980s and 1990s originate? What led to the civil war?

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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