The Sheltering Sky Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Which of Kit's muscles is most uncomfortable in her locked surroundings?

2. What does Zozeph serve to Kit for dinner the night after Port dies?

3. How many of the gypsy men does Kit engage in sexual activity with?

4. How does Kit dream of killing herself?

5. Whose clothes does Belqassim make Kit wear to disguise her true identity?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the American embassy propose getting Kit back home to America?

2. Who is Daoud Zozeph?

3. What happens when the Lyles check in to the same hotel that Tunner is staying in with Port's passport?

4. How does Port react to the news that his passport has been found?

5. Who is Miss Ferry?

6. What does Kit attempt to buy on her first day out of Belqassim's house?

7. What basic necessities is the military hospital missing when Port arrives there?

8. How does Zozeph react to the uninvited visit from Kit?

9. Why are Kit and Port turned away from their hotel in El Ga'a?

10. How do the merchants treat Kit when she is sleeping on the rug next to them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, Port has two very disturbing reoccurring dreams. First, describe the dream Port has at the opening of the novel. Then, compare/contrast this dream to the dream Port has right before he passes away. What is the same about these dreams? What is different? Explain how these two dreams foreshadowed events of Port's life citing examples from the text to strengthen your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Both Kit and Tunner have very personal, romantic relationships with the sky. First, describe Tunner's relationship with the sky and what he feels the sky symbolizes. Then, compare/contrast his views with Kit's views and what Kit feels the sky symbolizes. Finally, explain the title of the novel. Which character's view of the sky do you think is represented in the title? How can you tell?

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