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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. What is the drawing on the hide displayed by Janneh?

2. What color does Binta dye her new cotton for the family's clothing?

3. Why are the young men of Kunta's age urged to attend council meetings?

4. Why do the children of Kunta's village try to catch the flakes of ashes?

5. What name is given to Kunta's baby brother?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does George get his freedom papers?

2. What lesson is given the boys regarding emotions?

3. How are the boys of Kunta's village taken away for their manhood training?

4. What is it that Bell tells Kunta about his master's reaction when Kunta's foot was severed?

5. What are Kunta's thoughts when he sees the toubob women?

6. What does Kunta learn to be the cause of the brown man's broken arm?

7. How do the rocks with which Kunta keeps track of his age become an issue with the master?

8. What is the purpose of the fudano leaves used by the women of the village?

9. How is Kunta's name revealed?

10. What is the significance of Kunta's action with the dirt when Kizzy is taken away and what does he do with it?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Noah and Kunta each ran away. Compare the actions and motivations of the two. Why are they different? Why are they the same?

Essay Topic 2

After twenty years, Kunta says that he suddenly realizes that he has lost himself. What is it that he feels has happened to him after his years in slavery and what is the impact on him?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the relationship as it evolves between George and Tom Lea.

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