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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. Where did the two cars go after their occupants met?
2. What did the narrator decide to do when he gets caught in something?
3. What did the narrator think to do with the room when he leaves?
4. How old is Mahmoud?
5. What did the narrator decide to do with Mrs. Robinson?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the narrator do with Mustafa and Hosna?
2. How does the narrator learn what happened to Hosna and Wad?
3. How do you know from the book that the Sudan is a hot country?
4. How does the narrator relate Jean Morris to Hosna?
5. Soon after leaving the village, the narrator has to go back. Why?
6. What had happened to Hosna and Wad while the narrator was away from the village?
7. What does Hosna tell the narrator about Mustafa when he visited her one day?
8. What do you know about the character Mahjoub?
9. What were all the things that are tangled up, according to the narrator?
10. Who met the narrator when he arrives by steamer, not too long after he had left, and what do they talk about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When the narrator returns to his Sudanese village, after an absence of seven years, everybody is happy about this event. How do you know this? How is the narrator's happiness to be back in the village expressed in the book? How do you know his family and friends are happy he is back? Describe their actions and feelings. Use evidence from the book. Give a few other examples of how happiness can be expressed in literature.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
When Mustafa was a child, a man on horseback appeared. How does this event change Mustafa's life? How did he react to this man? What were the consequences? How did this man influence Mustafa? How was Mustafa different from the other children? Describe the meeting between the man on the horse and Mustafa and relate it to Mustafa's further childhood and adulthood.
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