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. What type of farmer offers to transport Kit and Port to the city of Sba?

2. Which of the following adjectives does shopkeeper Daoud Zozeph use to describe the world?

3. How do Belqassim's wives feel about Kit living in their house?

4. Where does Kit send all her belongings before she runs away from the military camp?

5. How does Broussard know that Kit has abandoned Port?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Port weasel his way onto the only train departing to El Ga'a?

2. How do Kit and Amar meet?

3. How is Kit cared for while she is staying under Belqassim's roof?

4. How does Captain Broussard react when he sees Port's poor medical condition?

5. Why does Belqassim decide to marry Kit?

6. What happens when Tunner arrives in El Ga'a with Port's passport

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

8. How does Kit escape Belqassim's clutches?

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

10. How does Port treat Kit when she returns home after visiting with Daoud Zozeph?

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

While Kit and Port are struggling through their travels in Africa, they meet many locals who are willing to help them find their way. Choose one of these helpful locals and describe how they risked their lives to help the foreign travelers. Why was this type of aid unusual given the political energy in the air during the war?

Essay Topic 3

The town of Ain Krofra has a serious effect on all the travelers. First, describe the town of Ain Krofra. Why are the travelers so eager to get out of this town? What realization about happiness does Kit make while staying in Ain Krofra? How does this realization affect Kit's marriage to Port?

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