Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the first fight that took place between Sultana and Ali.
Sultana refused to give an apple the cook had given her to her brother. As they fought, Omar, their father's driver, separated them and reported the fight to their father.
2. What were the consequences of Sultana's fight with Ali?
As a consequence of Sultana's refusal to give in to her brother, Ali was given the privilege of choosing what Sultana would eat at every meal for several weeks. Sultana often went to bed hungry as a result.
3. What meeting did Sultana overhear?
Sultana recalled overhearing a meeting between her father and his brothers. Sultana's father was the son of Abdul Aziz, a man who won back control of his country from the Rasheed clan and became the first king of Saudi Arabia. Now Abdul Aziz's son Sa'ud was king, but he was a bad king who was spending all his money and lacked in leadership skills. The brothers knew something needed to be done about Sa'ud but were reluctant to force him to resign. The brothers decided they would first attempt to reason with Sa'ud.
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