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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Watching Guluband be lead out of camp, Shabanu's heart feels like __________.
(a) A dead camel.
(b) Sand.
(c) A burning piece of paper.
(d) Broken clay pots.

2. Phulan and Shabanu ride in a __________ on the way to the shrine.
(a) Harkim.
(b) Sharpol.
(c) Nubal.
(d) Pannier.

3. How long has it been at the beginning of the novel since there was rain in the Cholistan desert?
(a) 7 months.
(b) 1 year.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 3 months.

4. What is the special treat Dadi buys for Shabanu to eat at the carnival?
(a) Panir.
(b) Shatoosh.
(c) Xhush.
(d) Paan.

5. How does Shabanu feel about how her sister keeps herself covered as a bride-to-be?
(a) Angry.
(b) Proud.
(c) Sad.
(d) Envious.

6. Which camel gets a nose peg first?
(a) Kalu.
(b) Mithoo.
(c) Xhush Dil.
(d) Sher Dil.

7. At the fair, what are the men measuring on scales?
(a) Gold.
(b) Grains.
(c) Sugar cane.
(d) Fodder.

8. What does Shabanu feel Guluband has taken with him?
(a) Her hope.
(b) Her freedom.
(c) Her future.
(d) Herself.

9. What is needed to sell camels for a good price to the government?
(a) Persistence.
(b) Bribes.
(c) Luck.
(d) Papers.

10. How long ago did the Hakra River dry up?
(a) Three thousand years.
(b) One thousand years.
(c) Two hundred years.
(d) Five hundred years.

11. What is the reaction from Phulan, Mama, and Auntie when Dadi shows them all the things he bought for Phulan's dowry?
(a) Laughter.
(b) Silence.
(c) Crying.
(d) Singing.

12. Who trains the Desert Rangers to look after life on the desert?
(a) Afghan Army.
(b) Pakistani Army.
(c) Indian Army.
(d) U.S. Army.

13. When Shabanu was little her mother bathed her with how much water?
(a) Half a cup.
(b) A single cup.
(c) Five drops.
(d) One pot.

14. Where are the expensive fighting and dancing camels often sent?
(a) Afghanistan.
(b) Saudi Arabia.
(c) Iraq.
(d) Eygpt.

15. Mama thinks Shabanu needs to learn how to _________for her future.
(a) Clean.
(b) Obey.
(c) Sew.
(d) Cook.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the man who bought Guluband bring to the celebration at Shabanu's camp?

2. Who are the tribesmen that Dadi and Shabanu encounter on their journey looking for?

3. What does Shabanu use to feed the orphan camel?

4. What is the name of the quiet herder who wants to buy Dadi's camels?

5. What treasure is Auntie most impressed with that Dadi bought for Phulan's dowry?

(see the answer keys)

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