Season of Migration to the North Test | Final Test - Medium

Tayeb Salih
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the narrator do with the door of the courtyard when leaving?
(a) He replaced it.
(b) He destroyed it.
(c) He painted it.
(d) He locked it.

2. Who was the narrator thinking about during his ghastly journey to the village?
(a) Hosna.
(b) The boys.
(c) His grandfather.
(d) His friend Mahjoub.

3. Why did the narrator and his driver stop by a government car?
(a) Because they were too hot.
(b) Because it was disabled.
(c) Because the occupants requested them to stop.
(d) Because it was on fire.

4. Who met the narrator when he arrived back into the village by steamer?
(a) His grandfather.
(b) His father.
(c) Mustafa's sons.
(d) His friend Mahjoub.

5. Why did the narrator visit his sister?
(a) Because he loves her.
(b) To get information about the murders.
(c) To get a letter from Hosna.
(d) To avoid an argument.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why could Mahjoub not question the conference delegate?

2. What did the narrator ask Hosna?

3. How did the narrator feel about Hosna?

4. Why was the land of the narrator condemned?

5. What reason for his visit did the narrator give his mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the narrator think about the people in the pictures?

2. How does the book end?

3. What were the narrator and Mahjoub talking about when they were in a drunken state before he leaves the village?

4. How did the busy day of driving end for the narrator and his driver?

5. What did the narrator tell Hosna about marriage and how did she react to this?

6. Where did the narrator go after leaving Mustafa's house and what happened there?

7. What was Wad Reyyes' reaction when the narrator told him Hosna's reaction to the idea of marriage?

8. Give your opinion about the book and its two main characters.

9. What did the narrator do when he approaches the triangular room?

10. During the car trip, the narrator decided to write somebody. Who did he want to write and why?

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