The Clay Marble: And Related Readings Test | Final Test - Hard

Minfong Ho
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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. What is Sarun's reaction when Dara and Nea show him the the oxcarts fully packed and ready to go?

2. What had Dara placed over Jantu before she was cremated?

3. What does Dara find when she reaches the stone pillar?

4. What was the name of the Vietnamese-backed government?

5. Who had Chnay made friends with besides some loner boys?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dara's interaction with the little monkey chained in the kitchen.

2. How does Dara's mother tend to Jantu after she'd brought back to the base camp in Chapter 16?

3. How does Dara prove her courage in Chapter 17?

4. What do Dara and Nea do after they finish loading the ox carts for the trip home?

5. In Chapter 18 what does Nea reveal to Dara about the marbles?

6. How is Dara reunited with her family at the end of Chapter 12?

7. Describe the morning they leave for home.

8. Where does the cook take Dara on the second afternoon and what does she have to do?

9. Describe Jantu's cremation.

10. What do Dara and Chnay see when they get part way into the forest on their way to find Sarun and the family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. Describe the first night at Nong Chan. What made Dara feel she had come home?

2. Describe Jantu and Dara's and her encounter at the well. What did they talk about?

3. Describe Jantu's baby brother. What did they call him and what was his real name?

4. Write on two of the three topics.

Essay Topic 2

1. Describe the person in Nong Chan who first talked to Dara's family . What was she doing? What did she say? What did she look like and how old was she?

2. How did the girl handle the awkward situation of Dara's mother being to proud to accept the rice she offered? What was the outcome?

3. What did Nea suggest that she and Dara do while the rice was cooking? Where did they go? What did they see there?

4. Write on two of the three topics.

Essay Topic 3

1. Describe the discussion Dara , Sarun and Nea had about the special pass Dara had to have to go to the hospital to get Jantu and Baby. What did Sarun say was preventing him from getting the pass right away?

What was going to take place that also prevented him from going?

2. When Dara said they should go and get Jantu the next day, what did Sarun reply? What were his excuses not to go right away?

3. Instead of planting rice what are Sarun's concerns and interests now?

4. Choose two of the above to write on.

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