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

2. Who does Dadi say will give him the best price for Guluband?

3. What does Dadi dance with during the celebration at their camp?

4. What do Dadi and Shabanu bring back from their journey for Auntie?

5. What kind of ride does Shabanu do first at the fair?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Shabanu realize as she tells Phulan all about the Sibi fair?

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

4. What does Phulan tell Shabanu she worries about when she marries?

5. How does Shabanu feel about her gift from Auntie?

6. What all does Shabanu do at the Sibi carnival?

7. What do the men traveling to the fair talk about as they sit by the fire with Dadi?

8. What kind of attention does Shabanu's herd of camels get at the Sibi fair?

9. How does Dadi make it up to Shabanu for discussing selling Guluband?

10. What disturbing thing does Shabanu learn about how other tribes treat camels?

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

Discuss how the relationships between fathers and daughters was portrayed in the novel. Contrast this with the relationship between mothers and daughters in Shabanu.

Essay Topic 3

In what way are the landscape and culture of Cholistan as important as the characters in the novel? How do they shape the plot and characters of the story?

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