Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Camara's father always do the gold work himself?
2. Who is always present when Camara's father works with gold?
3. Why do parents send their children to Camara's father?
4. Why do women want trinkets made out of gold?
5. What does Camara's school teacher do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens in Tindican during the rice season in December?
2. What happens in the special hut where the young men are gathered before the actual circumcision takes place?
3. Describe the character of Marie.
4. Describe the douga. What is its association to Camara's father's gold work?
5. What happens in the special hut where the young men are gathered, after the actual circumcision takes place?
6. When Camara is a teenager, he must prepare for his culture's important rite of passage: circumcision. How and when does his ritual begin? How does Camara feel about it?
7. What do you know about Tindican? Where is it located, and how does Camara get there? What is special about the trip?
8. What is the result of years of abuse for the school children?
9. When Camara returns to Conakry in October, what does he find out about the Technical College, the school he attended the year before?
10. What happens on the way to and at the train station before fifteen year old Camara sets off to Conakry?
The rice season in Tindican is something Camara does not want to miss. The harvest starts with a tradition. Describe this tradition and discuss Camara's thoughts about the tradition. What does this tell you about the character of Camara? Compare/contrast his personality to that of his parents.
In chapter 3, Camara describes his grandmother's hut. How does this hut compare/contrast to his mother's hut? What picture does the author bring to mind about the living quarters of people in Guinea? Describe the general idea you get about the habitation of Camara's family and compare it to your own environment.
In chapter 9, Camara leaves home for Conakry. This is an important change in his life in relation to his environment, lifestyle and companions. Compare/contrast all these changes to his life before he turned fifteen.
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