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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. Whose picture did Orleanna have in the kitchen house?
2. What does Leah begin to wonder?
3. What does Orleanna do with the furniture?
4. What animal does Leah kill during the big hunt?
5. What color is inside the green mamba's mouth?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does each of the girls go after Ruth May's death?
2. What living creature invades Kilanga? What do the villagers do?
3. Why do you think that Leah now feels uncomfortable in the United States?
4. What does Leah tell Anatole? What does he tell her in return? Why do you think he responds this way?
5. What happened to Patrice Lumumba?
6. How is Orleanna changed when she finally gets up from bed? Who does she influence?
7. What does Orleanna do after Ruth May's death? Why does she do this?
8. Why does Rachel think that she can't go back to the United States now?
9. What do you think Kingsolver means when she has the woman in the market say that there has never been a village past Bulungu and that she doesn't know of anywhere called Kilanga?
10. What do Rachel and Adah learn? From where do they each learn this?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many Christian denominations have sent out missionaries. Do you think that Nathan's version of religion was what his denomination intended? Do you think missionaries should try to convert people? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the religions, cultures, and other differences between the Congo and the United States. Which characters in the novel seem to bridge these differences? Which ones do not?
Essay Topic 3
Kingsolver explores the themes of freedom and captivity in the novel. Where can these themes be seen in the novel (family, village, country)? What are the prices that freedom and captivity come with in the novel for the Congo and various characters?
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