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Battle of the Books 2012 Questions for A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (Linda Sue Park)
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Tall for her eleven years
How old was Nya in the beginning of the book?
What was the official language of the Sudanese government?
Salva spoke the language of his Dinka tribe at home
What Language did Salva speak at home?
Eleven years old on his last birthday
How old was Salva when war came to his village?
Because during the dry season his family moved away from their village.
Why didn't Salva attend school all year?
only half an hour from his home
How far was the school from his home?
He was the village's judge
What did Salva's father do?
Salva had three brothers and two sisters
How many brothers and sisters did Salva have?
at the age of about ten years
When did boys in Salva's village start to go to school?
a bowl of fresh milk
What did Salva's mother give him to keep his belly full until suppertime when he came home from school?
rebels from the southern part of Sudan, where he and his family lived, were fighting against the government, which was based in the north
Who was fighting the war in Sudan?
But the people in the south were of different religions and did not want to be forced to practice Islam.
Why were the rebels fighting against the government?
Heat, time, thorns
During her trips to get water, when did Nya have to worry about?
The village of Loun-Ariik
What was the name of the village Salva was from?
Who was the village of Loud-Ariik named after?
They left without him?
What happened in the morning after Salva slept in the barn with the other villagers from Loun-Ariik?
padded cloth doughnut
What did Nya put on her head to help her carry the container of water back home?
What did Salva cal the old woman who lived in the house, where he slept in the barn?
two handfuls of raw peanuts.
What did the old woman give Salva to eat?
The soldiers will leave her alone
Why couldn't Salva go with the old woman when she left?
V-shaped scars on their foreheads
What was the Dinka pattern that was a sign of boys becoming men?
a bowl of boiled sorghum meal with a little milk poured over it
What did Nya's mother give her to eat after she got water?
5 years old
How old was Nya's younger sister Akeer?
She had to learn
Why did Nya's mother want her to take Akeer with her to collect water?
how many trips did Nya make to the pond for water each day?
Bag of peanuts and gourd for dinking
What did the old woman give Salva when he left with the other Dinka?
What did Buksa, a young man from the Jur-chol tribe find?
3 days walk
How far was the big lake from Nya's village?
5 months, during the dry season
How long did Nya's family live at the big lake?
Who did Salva meet while searching the camp for his family? He stepped on his hand.
Where did Marial tell Salve they were going?
"the people of the lion."
in the Dinka language, what were the Atuot people called?
she did not have to make the two long trips to the pond every day
What did Nya like about the lake camp?
They had no house and had to sleep in makeshift shelters. they could not bring their things, afraid of fighting with the Dinka
What did Nya's mother hate about the lake camp?
His Uncle. Uncle Jewiir was the younger brother of Salva's father.
Who did Salva meet in the land of the Atout people?
because Uncle had been in the army
Why had Salva not seen in uncle for two years?
Uncle had a gun
What did Salva's uncle have that made people respect him?
What did Uncle shoot for their first meal?
his stomach rebelled, he vomited
What happened to Salva and the other people after eating the antelope after so many weeks of near starvation?
Nya's uncle, the chief of their village
Who was the Chief of Nya's village?
cramps, stomach ache, diarrhea, sometimes fever
What were the symptoms of Akeer illness?
by a lion
How was Marial killed?
What is the longest river in the world? The mother of all life in Sudan?
What did Uncle tell Salva was on the other side of the Nile?
Papyrus grass (Reeds)
What did they use to make canoes to cross the Nile?
How long did it take to make enough canoes for everyone to cross the Nile?
"Her sickness came from the water"
How did Akeer get sick?
Count to 200
How long did they have to boil the water before Akeer could drink it?
a lot of fish, hippo, and crocodile meat. They grew: cassava, sugar cane, and yams
When they were on the island in the middle of the river, what types of food did the villages have?
Then the sun touched the horizon, why did the fishermen abruptly go to their tents?
in the exact middle of his back, where he couldn't reach to scratch
Which mosquito bites did Salva think were the worst?
What was the worse difficult part of the refugee's journey?
evergreen acacia bushes, which somehow endured the long winter months with almost no water.
What was the only thing green that could survive in the desert?
How long would it take them to cross the Akobo desert?
he stubbed his bare toe on a rock, and his whole toenail came off.
What made Salva cry when he was in the desert?
"Salva Mawien Dut Ariik!"
What was Slava's full name?
halfway between the two largest trees
Where did the men in the jeep say they would find water?
Back to fight in the war
Where did Uncle say he was going after he took Salva to the Refugee camp?
The men from the Nuer tribe robbed the group and shot the uncle with his own gun
How did Uncle die?
boys and young men
Who were most of the people at the refugee camp at Itang?
What color head scarf did Salva's mother wear?
what did the villages think the tall drill looked like?
How long was Salva at the Itang Refugee camp?
What is the name of the river between Ethopia and Sudan?
What color overals did the drilling crew wear?
at least a thousand people
How many people died trying to cross the Gilo river to get out of Ethiopia?
Where did Salva decide to go after he left Ethiopia?
a group of about fifteen hundred boys Some were as young as five years old.
Salva had become the leader of how many boys trying to get to Kenya?
Scavenge for food, collect fire wood, stand guard
What jobs did Salva give the boys?
More than twelve hundred boys
How many boys arrived in Kenya?
It took them a year and a half
How long did it take them to get from Ethiopia to Kenya?
The water wasn't clear
Why did Nya frown when water started coming out of the hole?
Who was the aid worker from Ireland that taught Salva English?
how to read and how to play volleyball.
Salva learned two things from Michael:
How many letters are in the Arabic alphabet?
The Lost Boys
What were the Sudan refugees being called in America?
How many other boys were traveling to America with Salva?
Underwear, socks, sneakers, a pair on long pants, a T-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt to wear on top of it. And he was to wear all these clothes at the same time!
What new clothes did Salva get?
What did Salva have to drink on the plane?
three planes. (The first plane flew from Nairobi to Frankfurt. He took a second plane from Frankfurt to New York City, and the third to Rochester, NY)
How many planes did it take to get to Salva's new home?
Chris, the father; Louise, the mother; and four children.
Who was to be Salva's new family?
More clothes (jacket, hat, scarf, gloves)
What did the new family give to Salva when he got off the plane?
What were they going to build in Nya's village next to the water pump?
What was Salva studying in college?
Who did Salva get an E-Mail from telling him about his father?
almost nineteen years
How long had it been since Salva had seen his father?
sprinkling water on his son's head
What was the Dinka way of blessing someone who was lost and is found again?
Which of Salva's brothers survived?
Years of drinking contaminated water
Why was Salva's father sick?
On the plane ride back to the United States
When did the idea come to Salva that he could help the people of Sudan?
He would have to talk to people and ask them to give money.
How did Salva raise money for the project?
Elm Street School
What was the name of the School in America that helped raise money for the well to be dug?
"Thank you for bringing the water."
What did Nya say to Salva when they met?
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