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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens when the children try to run away?
2. What river do the children have to cross?
3. What did Mary Williams found?
4. What do the children plant on the farmland?
5. Where does Valentino walk to after Ethiopia?
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of Eggers' previous books and contrast it with WHAT IS THE WHAT terms of the following:
Essay Topic 2
Examine the books reception in three different countries including the country the book was written. How do their opinions about the books differ? Was the book more influential in one country than another? If so, why?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the differences between the book and autobiography formats. What are the main elements of a book? What are the main elements of an autobiography? What can books express that an autobiographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of entertainment?
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