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

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

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

4. What beverage does Amar serve Kit to try to calm her nerves?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Kit and Amar meet?

3. How do Kit and Tunner reunite?

4. How does Kit respond to the news that Port is dead?

5. Why does Kit slip out of Zozeph's house in the middle of the night?

6. Who is Daoud Zozeph?

7. How does Port battle his slip into madness before he dies?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lieutenant D'Armagnac and Captain Broussard are both men who have come into power during the war in Africa. First, describe Lieutenant D'Armagnac's managing style. Then, compare/contrast that to Captain Brossard's management style. How has each of these men taken full advantage of the civil unrest in Africa to promote their own political careers?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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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