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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the narrator try to get help when caught in something at the end of the book?

2. What did the narrator find in the triangular room?

3. Who was the narrator thinking about during his drive away from the village?

4. What did the narrator feel towards the women in the pictures?

5. What did the narrator regret not having done?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"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.

Essay Topic 2

The narrator does not finish the story of Mustafa Sa'eed. Why not? What is your interpretation? Were there indications throughout the book that Mustafa's story would not get finished? If so, give examples. How does the narrator's own story finish? What are your thoughts about the ending of the book?

Essay Topic 3

The triangular room is mentioned throughout the book. What is this room? Why is it important? Whose room is it? What does the narrator have to do with this room? What happens to the room? What are the contents in this room? What does the narrator do in this room? What does he see and what is his reaction? What does he relate the pictures of the women to? How is Jean Morris' death related to Hosna's death? How does the narrator leave the room? Why is his being in the room important to the conclusion of the book?

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