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The Sheltering Sky Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sound does Port hear in his ears that isn't really there?



2. What does Kit hear in the middle of the night that draws her away from Zozeph's house?



3. Which of the following bizarre activities does Kit engage in the middle of the night, alone?



4. What ethnicity is Amar?



5. How are the pills Port takes affecting his fever?



Essay Topics

At the opening of the novel, Port meets a young prostitute named Marhnia who tells him a story about three women in the Sahara. First, describe the fable Marhnia tells Port in her tent. Then, explain which character you think the story of the prostitute most closely ties to, and why. What symbolism can be found in Marhnia's story that is also reflected in the stories of one of the characters in the novel, The Sheltering Sky?

At the opening of the novel, Kit is practically housebound, refusing to leave the hotel in Africa. First, describe what led Kit to live a life consumed with such fear. Then, explain how over the course of the novel, Kit began to own her life again. Choose at least two scenes in the novel that you think demonstrate Kit's character growth and explain how these scenes let to her ultimate transformation at the end of the novel.

When Port is in Bou Noura, his passport is stolen. First, create a list of characters Port accuses of this theft. Then, describe how at least two of these suspects are cleared of their charges. Finally, state who truly stole Port's passport and describe how this information came to light. How does this realization affect Port's relationship with the rest of the travelers?

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