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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 do Heqet and the Ancient finally decide to do?
2. What does Gebu and Wenamon do as Ranofer is watching them?
3. What does Ranofer continue to try to find?
4. What does Ranofer suspect Gebu of?
5. What does Ranofer think about what the Ancient overheard?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the midget and then the queen make Ranofer do?
2. What does Ranofer see when he follows Gebu into the valley and what might that tell the reader?
3. What does Ranofer do when he runs away from Gebu in the tomb?
4. What does Ranofer realize about Gebu's possessions and what do the three friends decide to do?
5. What does Ranofer know because of following Gebu and how does he end up in the tunnel?
6. How much information are the friends gathering and why didn't Ranofer follow Gebu one night in Chapter 10?
7. Where is the first place Ranofer looks for help? What does he do after that?
8. What do you think of the ending and what moral might be inferred from it?
9. What has Ranofer become interested in the shop, what does he ask Gebu and what is Gebu's response?
10. Why do you think Ranofer believes Gebu is stealing again?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The story has come to a good ending, fulfilling the moral that being honest is the only way to get everything that a person might want.
1. How did you feel about the book ending without finding out what happened to Gebu?
2. Do you think the above moral is true? Do all honest people get everything a person might want? Why or why not?
3. If one said that hard work is the only way to get everything a person might want how would that statement conflict with the above statement?
Essay Topic 2
While Ranofer is trying to catch Gebu and Wenamon in the process of stealing, Heqet and the Ancient come in search of Ranofer. Ranofer finally has people in his life who care about him enough to follow him to the Valley of Tombs.
1. Ranofer, a young boy, has followed his brother into the tomb even though he is scared. Discuss his character in view of this action. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Heqet and the Ancient search for Ranofer even though he is not their responsibility. Discuss what values in friendship their action demonstrate. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
3. Discuss why it is vital that an abused child like Ranofer have people in his life that care about him and that he can trust. How might those people help mitigate the consequences emotionally and mentally of his brother's abuse?
Essay Topic 3
Ranofer and Heqet argue when Heqet tries to get Ranofer to take some of his food. They are joined by the Ancient, who convinces Ranofer that taking Heqet's food would be doing him a favor. The boys then share their stories with the Ancient and include him in their growing circle of friendship.
1. Why do you think Ranofer argues with Heqet? Why do you think Heqet is insisting on his actions? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Why do you think the Ancient believes Ranofer is doing Heqet a favor by taking some of his food?
3. What do you think, given the era in which this novel takes place, is meant by sharing stories? How important do you think sharing stories might be in a more primative era?
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