The Satanic Verses Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What halts progress on Gibreel's film?

2. What happens to the butterflies?

3. What is the meaning of Uhuru Simba's name?

4. What conclusion do the miners reach when the great flood comes?

5. How does Aeysha turn Mirza Saeed's offer to her favor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper comparing and contrasting Pamela Lovelace and Allie Cone. How are they similar and how do they differ? Is one more sympathetic than the other?

Essay Topic 2

Write a paper on how people change as they mature and face death. Use Changez as an example and discuss the relative importance of holding onto traditions without consideration of their effects on other people. Notice how Chamcha also changes in his attitude toward his father.

Essay Topic 3

The event of the Satanic Verses is an actual tradition of Islam. Write a paper on the probability of something like that happening. In comparison, notice how Mahound goes into a trance to quote verses to get his wife Aeysha to back off her objection to his other women. What in your opinion is Rushdie saying about where we get our religious dogmas?

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