Zeitoun Test | Mid-Book 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 far from the coast would Zeitoun go to fish as a child?

2. Where does Zeitoun's brother live?

3. Why is Zeitoun getting more work than normal at the beginning of the book?

4. What is Katrina?

5. How many years have passed since Zeitoun's fishing days?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Zeitoun's relationship with his wife progress when they first met?

2. What surprises Zeitoun when he gets to the Tulane campus?

3. Where does Zeitoun get some MREs, and what does he do with them?

4. What does Alvin ask Zeitoun to do for him?

5. Why does Zeitoun tell Kathy he can't leave New Orleans at the beginning of the flood?

6. What is a hijab?

7. What does Zeitoun remember about his oldest brother?

8. What drove Kathy away from Christianity?

9. What favor does Todd do for Zeitoun?

10. Why does Zeitoun not check out his office when he originally plans?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Zeitoun is incredibly stubborn. What are some of the good and bad things that come to Zeitoun and his family through this stubborn nature?

Essay Topic 2

Zeitoun endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?

Essay Topic 3

Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role did despair play in "Zeitoun"?

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