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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As Hind grows bolder, what is happening to Mahound?
2. How is Baal disguised by the madam of The Curtain brothel?
3. What activity is occupying Pamela's time?
4. What offer does Mirza Saeed make Aeysha as the people turn against her?
5. What becomes an obsession with Mahound at Tathrib oasis?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay about organized demonstrations as a means of social change. Use the demonstration on behalf of Uhura Simba and the human chain for peace as examples. Then refer to real life demonstrations that have either succeeded or failed. Some examples you might want to research and include are the demonstrations led by Gandhi in India and the American Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.
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