Petals of Blood Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At what does Wanja want another chance?

2. Where is the officer from?

3. What does Karega want to send to the MP?

4. Which of the following characters is not arrested at the beginning of the book?

5. What is a metal horse?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was the year following Wanja's departure so hard?

2. Briefly describe the history of Ilmorog.

3. Describe the incident that happened after Munira had lost his virginity.

4. How have Munira and Wanja coped since Karega left Illorog?

5. Who are Mzigo, Chui and Kimeria?

6. Describe Karega's experience on Theng'eta.

7. Why did the villagers blame Abdulla's donkey for the drought?

8. What does the newspaper say about the murder?

9. Describe Wanja's character and changing situation in Chapter 4.

10. What does Munira accuse Karega of in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the values of 1970's Kenya.

1) Why was development and change such an issue during this time?

2) In what ways are the characters' negative characteristics a product of their time? Do you think Kenya was going through a transitional phase in the Seventies? What significant changes do you think occurred during this period?

3) How much has Kenya changed since the Seventies?

Essay Topic 2

What is the Trans Africa Road and why was it built? How does the Trans Africa Road affect the local community? Do the students think the villagers will lose anything important in their lives by having such a road?

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think Thiong'o presents Munira as the only one of the four main characters likely to find God? How did Munira's life change after he found God?

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