A Long Walk to Water
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Who wrote A Long Walk to Water?
Linda Sue Park
How long would going take Nya to walk to the lake?
half the morning
What year does Nya's story begin in?
What year does Salva's story begin in?
7. How old was Salva when he sat in school?
11 years old
8. What did Salva's family do during the dry season?
moved away from their village
How many brothers did Salva have?
How many sisters did Salva have?
14. How old did each boy reach when he was sent off to school?
about 10 years old
What did girls in the village do instead of school?
stayed home and learned from their mother how to keep house
What color was Salva's mother's head scarf?
19. Where did the teacher tell the boys to run?
into the bush not home
Who was fighting against the government?
the rebels from the southern part of Sudan
What religion were most of the people in northern Sudan?
What kind of country did the government want Sudan to become?
a Muslim country
What village was Salva from?
What was Salva's full name?
Salva Mawien Dut Ariik
Who was Salva's village named after?
What tribe was Salva from?
How did Salva know the woman, that he stayed in her barn, was Dinka?
she had ritual scar patterns on her forehead
With which tribe did the Dinka have a long history of trouble?
How long had the Dinka and Nuer been fighting each other?
for hundreds of years
What scar pattern was given as part of the ritual of becoming a man?
a V-shaped scar
What is Nya's routine 7 months out of the year?
to the pond and back-to the pond and back nearly a full day of walking altogether
12. How far away from Nya's village was the big lake?
three days walk
Why didn't Nya's family live by the lake year round?
because of the fighting
What tribe was Nya from?
How long was the dry season?
What was Nya's job at the lake camp?
to fetch water
What was the name of the boy Salva stepped on?
How old was Marial?
the same age as Silva
What country is east of Sudan?
How long had Nya's family been coming to the lake camp?
Who hated the camp?
Where did Nya's family sleep at the camp?
in makeshift shelters
Who was the man who called Salva's name?
Why hadn't Salva seen his uncle in at least two years?
He had been in the Army
What did Salva's Uncle carry over one shoulder?
Who did Salva and Marial stay close to?
What river was Salva and his uncle coming to?
How would the group cross the Nile?
Who was Akeer?
How many doses of medicine had it taken to make Akeer near her old self again?
just two doses
What did the nurse say Akeer's sickness came from?
How long should the water be boiled?
for a count of two hundred
What had Salva's family eaten mostly at home?
porridge made from sorghum and milk
What rose up from the water?
What was the most difficult part of the journey?
the Akobo desert
33. How long did Uncle say it would take to cross the Akobo?
What happened when Salva stubbed his bare toe on a rock?
his whole toenail came off
What did the men tie Uncle to?
How many shots rang out?
1. What task began after the two men left Nya's village?
clearing more of the land between the trees
What were most of the refugees?
boys and young men who had run away from their villages when the war came
What were boys and young men often forced to do?
join the fighting
What was the red iron giraffe?
a tall drill that had been brought to the village by the two men who had visited earlier
How old was Salva when the rumors of the camp closing started?
seventeen years old
What government was near collapse?
the Ethiopian government
Who ran the refugee camps?
foreign aid groups
What river formed the border between Ehtiopia and Sudan?
the Gilo River
What was the Gilo well known for?
Where were there supposed to be refugee camps?
What direction would Salva have to walk to get to Kenya?
What had happened by the end of the first day walking to Kenya?
Salva had become the leader of a small group of about fifteen hundred boys
How was the found food or water shared?
equally among all of them
How long did it take the boys to arrive in Kenya?
a year and a half
How many boys arrived safely in Kenya?
more than 12 hundred boys
What language did most of the aid workers speak to each other?
What did Michael offer to help Salva learn?
how to read
How many letters were in the Arabic language?
How many letters were in English?
What two things did Salva learn from Michael?
how to read and how to play volleyball
What was the rumor at Ifo about?
three thousand boys and young men from the refugee camps would be chosen to go live in America
What was posted at the camp's administration tent one day?
a list of names
Who told Salva his name was on the list?
What city was next to Salva's name on the list?
Rochester, New York
23. What were the refugee boys being called in America?
The Lost Boys
What had Salva worn in the camp?
an old pair of shorts and an even older t-shirt
What would Salva be given in New York?
What two drinks did the woman on the plane offer Salva?
Coca-Cola or Orange juice
What drink did Salva choose?
How many planes did the journey to Salva's new home take?
Who would be waiting for Salva in Rochester?
his new family
Who was Chris?
the new family's father
Who was Louise?
the new family's mother
How many children were in the new family?
39. What clothes did Salva's family have for him at the airport?
a big puffy jacket, a hat, a scarf and gloves
How low did the temperature in the part of Africa Salva was from rarely drop below?
below 70 degrees
How many days had it taken Salva to travel from Ifo to his new home in New York?
What had Salva decided to study in college?
What did Salva have a vague idea of?
that he'd like to return to Sudan someday to help the people who lived there
Who did Salva have an email from?
a cousin of his
Where was the cousin working?
for a relief agency in Zimbabwe
Where was the clinic where Salva's father was recovering?
in a remote part of southern Sudan
Where had the cousin seen Salva's father's name?
on a United Nations' aid list
18. What did Nya's father say they were building?
Why were they building a school in Nya's village?
with the well, no one will have to go to the pond so all the children will be able to go to school
How long had it been since Salva and his father had seen each other?
What was the Dinka way of blessing someone who was lost and is found again?
sprinkling water on their head
How did Salva's people mourn the death of a loved one?
by killing a cow
Where was Salva's mother?
back in the village
Where were Salva's sisters?
with his mother
Which of Salva's brothers had survived the war?
What was Salva's father's digestive system riddled with?
How far had Salva's father walked to come to the clinic?
almost 300 miles
How did Salva have to raise money for his project?
He would have to talk to people and ask them to give money
Where did Salva speak to people over the years?
in churches, at civic organizations, in schools
What did the big blue canvas sign say?
In honor of the Elm Street School
One of the workers took a picture of the sign, where would the picture be sent?
to the American school so that the students there could see the well and the people who were now using it
What was the water from the pump like?
cool and clear
What would be in the village next year?
a marketplace where the villagers could sell and buy vegetables and chickens and other goods
What was there even talk of?
of a clinic someday
From how far would people come to use the new well?
from miles around
What was one of the arrangements about the well?
that no one would ever be refused water
What tribe was the project leader from?
What tribe was the leader's assistant from?
What was the project leader's name?
The story about Salva Dut, is it fiction or non-fiction?
The story about Nya, is it fiction or non-fiction?
What is the name of the project that he began?
Water for Sudan, Inc.
What local club has worked closely with Salva?
Salva says that he overcame his difficult situations in the past because of what two things?
Hope & Perseverance
Salva tells kids that quitting leads to what?
Much less happiness
The conflict that is depicted in this book was known as what?
The Second Sudanese Civil War
What year did this conflict begin?
What were the two opposing sides in the conflict?
The Muslim-dominated government in the north and the non-Muslim coalition in the south.
In 2002, nearly 22 years later, the United States government passed the Sudan Peace Act that officially accused the Sudanese government of what?
Genocide in the deaths of more than 2 million people.
A peace accord was signed how many years later between the north and the south?
The south was granted autonomy - the ability to govern itself - for how many years?
In size, Sudan is the largest country in Africa. How does the size of Sudan compare to other countries in the world.
It is the 10th largest in the world.
How many more times has Salva seen his family since the events of the story?
Two more times.
As of June 2010, Salva Dut's nonprofit organization, Water for Sudan, has drilled how many wells in Sudan for the Dinka and Nuer communities?
Where was the very first well drilled?
In Slava's home village of Loun-Ariik.
How much time of each year does Salva spend in the United States raising money for his organization?
Half of the year
How much time of each year does Salva spend in Sudan drilling wells?
The other half of the year.