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. Who helps Shabanu feed the baby camel?

2. Which camel gets a nose peg first?

3. How old is Shabanu as the book begins?

4. What name does Grandfather give all his camels?

5. How many camels do Dadi and Shabanu have to return home with?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sharma tell Dadi about the marriage arrangements for Shabanu?

2. What becomes of the house where Hamir is buried?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What advice does Sharma give to Phulan before the wedding?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of women's worth, both in terms of the setting of the novel and universally.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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