The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Quang Nhuong Huynh
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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. Where did the author first travel to with his father at twelve years old?

2. What would fisherman use to fish a white catfish?

3. Where did Nhuong and his family eventually find Tank after he didn't arrive home?

4. Where had most of the patient and obedient buffalo been raised?

5. What did each house have surrounding it to protect it from wild animals?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are otter cubs so prized?

2. Why are Unfaithful birds called unfaithful?

3. How did Lang and Trung persuade their families that they should marry?

4. How does Tank die?

5. What problems did the wild hog cause the farmers it attacked?

6. Why was the author's father so important to the village?

7. How did Nhuong's grandmother entertain herself in her old age?

8. How did the villagers stop wild animals from getting into their houses?

9. How did the crocodile get at Lan?

10. Describe the authors role on the farm as a child?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What was Tank's role as a buffalo in his herd? Why did Tank become so important to the village?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the differences between the novel and autobiography formats. What are the main elements of a book? What are the main elements of an autobiography? What can novelists express that an autobiographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of entertainment?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss elements of the narrative structure; exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?

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