Waiting for the Rain Test | Final Test - Hard

Sheila Gordon
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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. Why does Frikkie want life to stay the same?

2. How many years does Tengo study before taking his first break?

3. What does Frikkie want during this time?

4. Tengo must choose between his personal desire for an education and _____________________________.

5. Tengo has waited for the moment to ________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tengo feel, knowing that he has to make a choice between going to school and protesting for his people?

2. What do the protesters think the students should do and how does Tengo feel about it?

3. What decision does Tengo struggle with after the school closes?

4. Why is Tengo's need to make a choice a sad and unfair situation?

5. What is the source of Tengo's angry moods?

6. Why is Tengo conflicted about his personal desires and the issues for the greater good?

7. What does Tengo learn about Joseph and the organization with which he is associated?

8. How does Frikkie adjust to the changes occurring in his world?

9. Why does Tengo have to ignore his mother's feelings before he departs for school?

10. Who is Elijah and what groups does he invite Tengo to join?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Frikkie. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Frikkie?

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Dr. Miller. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Dr. Miller?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of man's inhumanity to man. Identify at least two characters in the book who either embody or experience man's inhumanity to man then cite an example to support your answers.

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