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Long Walk to Water Test Study Guide
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CHAPTER 1 What are three things we learned about Salva before his village was attacked
- before he began school he would herd cattle with his brothers
- his father had multiple wives
- he had 3 brothers and 3 sisters
Why are Northern and Southern Sudan fighting?
Northern Sudan is where the government resides and the government wanted to make Sudan a totally islamic country and souther Sudan wanted the freedom to believe in other religions.
Why did only boys go to school?
Girls stayed home and learned to head the household.
CHAPTER 2 What does Salva's choice to step forward to the soldier tell you about his Character
It tells me he is determined to see his family again and that he acted brave because his father told him "to be a man."
What literary device is used when the book describes the plane overhead? "The plane flew above like a sleek evil bird."
If the rebels are suppossed to be the "good guys," then why are hey being so harsh
They are in war they cannot be nice , they need the fear of others to keep control and power over the people.
What does Nya's experience with the thorn tell us about her?
It tells us she is strong and determined to keep going She must keep going on the path to water to help her family survive.
CHAPTER 3What was the long history between the Dinka and Nuer Tribes?
There was no real dividing line between the Dinka & Nuer land therefore there had been constant fighting for the land with more water for hundreds of years.
What was the old women's reasoning for not bringing Salva along with her?
the soldiers would leave a mere old woman alone but if she brought Salva they would attack and my attempt to kill them /him.
CHAPTER 4 Describe a typical day in Nya's life?
She would wake up most likely eat and go to get water she would then come come and make her second trip to keep her family hydrated
Why did the men consider leaving Salva behind and why did they eventually let him join them?
They did not wan another mouth to feed/ a complaining child.
They saw that he was a Dinka and one of the women told one of them men to let him come.
CHAPTER 5 Why did Nya not live by the lake all year round?
Because of all the fighting during the dry season for water between the Dinka and Neur
How did Salva know that Marial was not from his village?
He spoke Dinka but with a different accent.
Who is Marial and what happens to him?
Marial is Salvas' friend who is about his age. he gets eaten by a lion while everyone else in the group is sleeping.
CHAPTER 6 Which family member does Salva find?
CHAPTER 7 What were the effects of water borne illnes?
The effects of water borne illness was cramps, stomach ache at first them diarrhea and sometimes fever.
What obstacle does the group need to cross to get to Ethiopia?
The Nile River
CHAPTER 8 what did the nurse tell Nya's mother about the water and how to disinfect it
She tells her to boil it until she counts to 200. this worries their mother because all the water will boil away by the time she counts to 200.
Why do all the fishermen disappear at sunset?
Because the mosquitos will come out at night and attack them.
CHAPTER 9 Describe the visitors in Nya's village what do they talk about with the chief
They are two men who pulled up in a jeep who spoke to the chief about water.
How does Uncle get salve through the desert after he stubs his toe?
He gave him a motivational speech and gave him a check point of where he had to go. He said Salva's full name which reminded him of his family and how he had to go on he also gave him a fruit.
CHAPTER 10 What did the men do before running away ?
They shot uncle.
Why did the men attack fellow southerners?
They did not want to compete for food and resources.
CHAPTER 11 What keeps Salva moving even as he grieves Marial's ad Uncle's death?
The thought that Marial and Uncle would have wanted him to finish the journey to Itang With each death Salva became stronger.
Where is Itang?
What did Salva's mother wear?
An orange head scarf.
CHAPTER 12 What is the "Red Giraffe"?
A drill/ crane. She called it a giraffe because it had a long "neck".
How long did Salva stay in and and why did he leave
6 years; He left because the government ordered the entire came to leave Ethiopia.
CHPTER 13 Describe the Gilo river crossing from start to finish.
Salva watched as the men were shot and attacked by alligators he then had no choice but to jump in . the river he swam until a boy grabbed his neck and forced him under water when he finally came up again he realized the boy had been shot and my have saved his life. he proceeded to swim and made it across the river safely.
How does Salva's role change when he joins the next group?
he became leader of the boys he walked with them and they followed. He organized the group giving everyone a job and encouraging everyone to keep going
CHAPTER 14 Why isn't Nya happy when the water comes out of the borehole.
The water that came out of the borehole was brown and muddy
What does Salva mean when he thinks it was hard to keep hope alive when there was so little to feed it?
There was no way Salva could ever reach his goal of branching out into the world if he was stuck at the camp.
CHAPTER 15 Why are the villagers celebrating the dirty water?
It means they would be able to drink clean water from the well soon
Why were salva and the boys called lost boys in America?
They were boys who lost their families homes and virtually everything else.
CHAPTER 16 How long has Salva been in Rochester when he receives the information about his father?
It has been 6 yrs Hs father is getting surgery on his stomach due to water borne illness.
How is rochester different from Ifo?
All the roads were paved there were many white people and there was cold weather
CHAPTER 17 What are the building in Nya's village?
They are building a school
Upon returning to Sudan what does Salva learn about his father?
He larns his parents sisters and one of his brothers were alive and that the other two were dead.
CHAPTER 18 What is one theme for this story.
Love what you have
How will clean water help the community?
The clean water provides room fro growth in the economy and opportunities fro a hospital etcetera.
WHAT LED THEM TO THE HONEY
A BIRD LED THEM TO THE HONEY THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO EAT THE HONEY BECAUSE HEY WERE STARVING TO DEATH
HOW DO U KNOW SOMEONE IS A DINKA
You know someone is a Dinka if they have specific scars that represent they are part of the tribe
WHAT IS THE FLASHBACK about the mangoes?
The flashback about the mangoes includes Salva being reminded of how sometimes when his father went to the market he would bring back mangoes and stick them in the wheels of his bicycles he would see their green skin swirl around and around as he pedaled then his mother would peel them revealing a beautiful orange similar to her head scarf and Salva would bite into the sweet juicy fruit.
WHAT QUESTION DID SALVA REPEAT THROUGH OUT THE NOVEL?
WHERE IS MY FAMILY?
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