Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind Test | 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. Dadi wears a ________ tied around his waist.

2. How much did someone offer for Guluband at last year's fair?

3. What kind of dance do the boys do during the celebration at the fair?

4. What does the shrine of Channan Pir look like?

5. How does Shabanu feel about how her sister keeps herself covered as a bride-to-be?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Sharma and how does Auntie feel about her?

2. Why is Shabanu worried about her future?

3. What does delivering the baby camel cause Shabanu to think about?

4. What is the special relationship between Shabanu and her camel?

5. What does Grandfather tell Shabanu after she returns from Sibi?

6. What changes does Shabanu notice in Phulan as the wedding draws nearer?

7. What happens when Shabanu goes from the women's camp to gather fodder and firewood?

8. What is the Gudu Barrage?

9. What is a nose peg?

10. What do they do to prepare the camels to be sold in Sibi?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the character Sharma represent in the story? What advice does she give Shabanu, and what role does that advice play in the choices Shabanu makes?

Essay Topic 2

Is Staples trying to give the reader a slice of nomadic desert life, or is she making a larger statement about the mistreatment of women in countries like Pakistan?

Essay Topic 3

How does Shabanu's love for the animals represent both her freedom and her undoing?

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