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

Tayeb Salih
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

"Season of Migration to the North" is basically a "story within a story". How can you tell this is the case? Use your own words to explain the story within the story in the book and find a few examples to support your explanation.

In pages 45-60, an important event is talked about. Describe the event. What do you learn about the river? What's its name? How frequent does an event like this happen? Why is it called legendary? Why is the event important for the plot of the book? How do you relate this event to the character of Mustafa? How do you relate it to the character of the narrator? What do you think happened to Mustafa? Why?

The narrator's grandfather plays an important role in the narrator's life. Explain their relationship and use examples from the different chapters. What do you know about the grandfather? Where does he live? How does his house look like? What kind of a person is he? What do he and the narrator talk about? How do you know he is important to the narrator? Relate this importance to the narrator's memories and his experiences when visiting his village.

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