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The Satanic Verses Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hamza do that causes Hind to set her mind on revenge?



2. What does Bilal, an American convert, do for the Imam?



3. How does Gibreel finally manage to pin Mahound down in the wrestling match?



4. What is Saladin holding up when he appears in Rosa's hallway?



5. What is the flight number that blows up with Gibreel and Chamcha aboard?



Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how business suddenly picks up at the brothel called The Curtain.



2. Explain what Gibreel sees on the way down to earth that Chamcha does not see.



3. What does Zeeny Vakil represent in the novel?



4. How is Chamcha bitter at his circumstances?



5. What is the importance of the wrestling match between Mahound and the Archangel Gibreel?



6. Explain how the floods change the mining townspeople's minds about Aeysha.



7. Trapped by Rosa Diamond, what does Gibreel think is happening to him?



8. What had happened to Rekha?



9. What is the difference of opinion between Gibreel and the Imam?



10. What do the citizens of Jahilia and their religion represent in the novel?



Essay Topics

One of the main themes of THE SATANIC VERSES is that of racism. Select example passages on that theme and write your opinion about the subject.

Review the legend of the walnut tree and write a paper on different cultural beliefs and practices. Include customs of your culture that may not have any meaning in another culture. Discuss the importance of different cultures understanding each other.

Write an essay expressing your opinion on Rushdie's purpose in writing THE SATANIC VERSES. Is it a rejection of Islam or all organized religion?

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