Season of Migration to the North Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Tayeb Salih
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator talk about when he returns to the village he grew up in?

2. How does the narrator think Mustafa died?

3. What is left for the narrator when Mustafa disappeared?

4. Which gift does Mustafa bring the narrator when he visits his house?

5. What did Mustafa do as the first Sudanese?

Short Essay Questions

1. How can you relate the narrator to the Acacia tree?

2. What did Mustafa want for his sons?

3. Describe how the narrator left the village again after his conversations with Hosna and Mahjoub.

4. What does Mustafa have to do with the topic of mixed marriages?

5. Which woman did Mustafa meet at a party in Chelsea and what happened to her?

6. How does the narrator relate Jean Morris to Hosna?

7. What was left for the narrator after Mustafa disappears?

8. What did Mustafa's school career look like?

9. How did the narrator feel about being back in his old village after being gone for seven years?

10. Who met the narrator when he arrives by steamer, not too long after he had left, and what do they talk about?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout "Season of Migration to the North", Europe and the Europeans come up in a lot of conversations. What is being said in the book about Europe? What is the villagers' idea about Europeans? Differentiate what the different characters think or say about Europeans. What is the narrator's response to everybody's thoughts about Europe? What is his experience about Europeans? How does all the information about Europeans in the book relate to your opinions or thoughts about Europe? How would the book have been different if the narrator had not lived in Europe?

Essay Topic 2

Mustafa's widow and the narrator have a complicated relationship. How would you describe their relationship? Why is it complicated? Why are the complicated issues not resolved? How does this relation influence the life of both characters? How would you resolve a similar situation?

Essay Topic 3

The narrator and Mustafa are the main characters in "Season of Migration to the North." What do you know about Mustafa's appearance and character? How is that information brought to the reader? What do you know about the narrator? How are the two characters important to each other? Compare and contrast the characters of Mustafa and the narrator. How are they alike? What are their differences?

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