English II Final Long Way Gone
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What is the name of Ishmael's home town?
Why did Ishmael and his friends leave home at the very beginning?
Talent show in Mattru Jong
What is Ishmael's brother's name?
Why doesn't Ishmael get along with his father?
He doesn't like his stepmother
What do the rebels do to the old man?
Pretend to shoot him
What is Ishmael attacked by?
What was Yele like?
peaceful and carefree
What is Lieutenant Jabati reading?
What are the soldier boys primary activities
watching movies and doing drugs
How long is Ishmael a child soldier?
What does Ishmael bring when he is rescued?
What do Ishmael and his friends do with their school supply money?
Go to Freetown and buy things
What does Esther give to Ishmael?
What do the people at the rehab center tell the boys?
It's not your fault
What is Ishmael's uncle's occupation
Which friend does Ishmael get to see again?
What happened to Mambu?
He goes back to the front lines to fight
What does Ishmael do for the first time?
Ride an elevator
How does Ishmael order food in New York?
He orders what the person before him orders
Describe Ishmael's speech at the conference?
He speaks from the heart - revenge is wrong
How do the students at school react to Ishmael and Mohamed?
They stay away from them
What does the AFRC do when they get to Freetown?
How does Ishmael get to Guinea?
Where does Ishmael spend his first night?
Explain the significance of music in the novel.
It saves his life twice; it reminds him of his childhood, it is his therapy to help him get better
How does Ishmael lose and regain humanity?
He looses it when the war starts out, he looses his family and he becomes a child soldier. He id addicted to drugs and has no emotion or remorse. He kills people. He is rescued by UNICEF and rehabilitates. He can finally talk about his past, trust people
What is UNICEF and what do they do?
United Nations Children's Emergency Relief Fund - It provides assistance to children who are the subject to devastation
What does repatriated mean?
the process of reuniting ex-soldiers with their former communities
What are the major themes in the novel?
Horrors of War; Fear of the Unknown; Man's Inhumanity to Man