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Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do the words on the blackboard say?
(a) You handed over our brother.
(b) You will pay for this.
(c) I want my brother back. You will pay.
(d) You handed over our brother. You will pay for this.
2. What increases overnight?
3. To what city is the Arab to be taken?
(b) El Ameur
4. Who is considered the protagonist of this story?
(c) El Ameur
5. What did Daru tell Balducci he would deny?
(a) That Balducci said there would be a revolt
(b) That Balducci was ever at the schoolhouse
(c) That the prisoner was restrained
(d) That the prisoner was ever left with him
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Daru see on the blackboard in the classroom?
2. Which direction does Daru head?
3. In what month does this story begin?
4. When Daru looks back at the Arab the first time, what does he see?
5. How far is it from El Ameur to the schoolhouse?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is isolation portrayed by the character Daru?
2. Why does Daru hope the Arab had fled the schoolhouse?
3. What concerns Daru about traveling with the Arab?
4. Why is Daru surprised he is bothered by the presence of the stranger in his room?
5. How can Daru tell that one of the two men approaching the schoolhouse knows the region well?
6. What does the sense of anticipation in the reader mimic?
7. Daru's decision shows that Daru feels that what is more important than the crimes committed by an individual?
8. How does Daru offer the Arab his freedom?
9. What does Daru give to the students of the poor families when they come to the school?
10. How does Daru feel about the silence at the schoolhouse?
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