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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. In the aftermath of the invasion, many Kuwaiti refugees escaped where?
2. How did this comment leave Ali?
3. What happened to these women?
4. Sultana took her passport and a letter allowing her to travel that she forged and flew to Dubai. Why did she fly here?
5. Ali told his father he wanted to marry. Why?
Short Essay Questions
1. What led to one of Kareem's brothers wanting to marry Sara?
2. How did Sultana and her mother-in-law finally make up?
3. Where did the couple go for their honeymoon?
4. How did Sultana and Sara learn about their futures? What did they learn?
5. How did Sultana force Kareem to sign an agreement to not marry another as long as she was alive?
6. How did the king die?
7. What happened when Hussein invaded Kuwait in late 1990?
8. What did Sultana learn about an old friend, prior to her friend's father's death?
9. What happened to this girl when her father was killed?
10. What led Sultana to want to divorce Kareem?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sultana did not attempt to help women in need.
Part 1) Describe the events in which Sultana did not go to the aid of other women. Why did she not try to help them?
Part 2) What did this lack of help for women in need say about the Saudi Arabian culture? What did it reveal about the women of this culture?
Part 3) If you were Sultana, would you have tried to help these women? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Sultana was sad at the end of the book.
Part 1) Why was she sad? How was this feeling of sadness carried throughout the book?
Part 2) Was there any hope for Sultana's life, her children, and her culture, according to Sultana? Why or why not? Do you believe there was hope for them? Why or why not?
Part 3) How has this book affected you, your view of Middle Eastern culture, and our own country? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Sultana married her cousin, Kareem.
Part 1) Describe the arrangement of their marriage. How was it different from Sara's weddings? Why? How does this compare to the preparations of a wedding in our culture?
Part 2) Describe the relationship. How was this unique? How was their relationship tested? How was their relationship foreshadowed?
Part 3) Did this marriage give hope for other couples in the Saudi Arabian culture? Why or why not?
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