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A Long Walk to Water Quiz Review Chapters 1-12
Battle of the Books 2012 Questions for A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (Linda Sue Park)
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Eleven years old
How old was Nya in the beginning of the book?
What was the official language of the Sudanese government--the language was forced to learn in school?
The Dinka Language
What Language did Salva speak with his family at home?
Eleven years old
How old was Salva when war first came to his village?
Because during the dry season his family moved away from their village.
Why didn't Salva attend school all year?
It was a half-an-hour walk to school.
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?
The began school when they were approximately ten years old
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 Salva and his family lived, were fighting against the Muslim/Arabic government, which was based in the north
Who was fighting the war in Sudan?
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
The novel begins by stating three things Nya worries about when making the trips to get water. The are: _________, __________, and _____________.
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 like a 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?
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 how to collect water as she would one day be responsible for doing it.
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?
a beehive and honey
What did Buksa, a young man from the Jur-chol tribe find that brought happiness to the others?
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 by traveling east?
In the Dinka language, the Atuot people were known as The People of the ______________?
She did not have to make the two long trips to the pond every day.
What did Nya like about the lake camp?
Uncle Jewiir--- the younger brother of Salva's father.
Who did Salva meet in the land of the Atout people?
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?
a lion attack
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?
They had to count to 200.
How long did they have to boil the water before Akeer could drink it?
The mosquitoes came out.
Then the sun touched the horizon, why did the fishermen abruptly go to their tents?
crossing the Akobo desert
Through this point of the book, what is the worst, most 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?
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?
an Iron Giraffe
what did the villages think the tall drill looked like?
What is the name of the river between Ethiopia and Sudan?
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