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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator's father tell Selam?
2. How does Jubril die?
3. What is an emir?
4. Why is the soldier anxious to reach the village?
5. Why does the village chief get so angry at Jubril?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the role of women in Africa in the late-20th century when the women in the stories are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?
Essay Topic 2
What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book. List at least five and cite your reasons for each.
Essay Topic 3
Select an instance of symbolism from one of the stories and explain its significance.
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