The Sheltering Sky Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does it take Kit to back all her belongings into shipping boxes?

2. How does Kit react to the news that Port is dead?

3. What is Kit's overwhelming emotion on the day she marries Belqassim?

4. What size is Belqassim's house?

5. How many cots does the military hospital have at their disposal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Kit has sexual relationships with many men who randomly enter her life. Choose one of the men that Kit has a relationship with and explain what Kit gained from this encounter. Then, compare/contrast that to another relationship Kit has in the novel. What does she gain from this encounter? At the end of the novel, does Kit feel empowered by her sexual dalliances or broken by them? Explain how you can tell citing examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Port Moresby and George Tunner have two diametrically opposed views of travel. First, describe Port Moresby's personal view of travel and compare/contrast that to George Tunner's personal view of travel. Then, explain how these opposing views of travel lend themselves to an interesting partnership between the two travelers, citing examples from the text to strengthen your argument.

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