The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

William Kamkwamba
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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 did William's grandfather's grandmother die?

2. How far did people who lived near Wimbe have to travel to find a handful of wood?

3. Where did William's people live many generations ago?

4. Where did Trywell live when he was a trader?

5. What was the highest grade that William received on his primary school exams?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Trywell build a two-room house for his family?

2. What bit of luck did Geoffrey have during a storm?

3. What happened to the forests of Malawi?

4. Why was it difficult for William to read on his own books from the library?

5. Describe how the belts worked that William used to replace the chain on his windmill.

6. What would William and Geoffrey use as a power source when they were fixing radios?

7. What happened when Trywell went to the bank in Kasungu to withdraw his last savings?

8. How did the word get out about William's windmills?

9. How did William get rid of termites when a beam fell from his bedroom ceiling?

10. Why wouldn't William allow his sisters to sweep or clean his room?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Malawi had many energy problems. Discuss the energy problems in Malawi and the effects of the lack of energy.

Essay Topic 2

The village chief dictated how John's property would be dispersed after his death. Discuss the role of the village chief in Malawi.

Essay Topic 3

After William received the grades for his Standard Eight exams, he explained how the education system in Malawi. Discuss education in Malawi and how William fared in the educational system.

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