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A Long Walk To Water
Test on Wednesday the 23
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The novel has two different storylines within it. Who is the main character of the first storyline ( Sudan 2008)?
The main character in the first storyline is about Nya.
How old is this character?
Nya is eleven years old.
Who is the main character of the second storyline ( Sudan 1985)?
The main character in the second storyline is Salva.
Where is this character ( specifically) when his story begins?
Salva is at school.
How old is this character and what is his tribe called?
Salva is eleven years old and is in the Dinka Tribe.
Describe the character's family.
Salva has two sisters and three brothers, a successful dad, and a hard working mom.
What happens to interrupt this character's normal day?
The north Sudanese were shooting at them.
Where does this character and the others with him go?
The teacher gets them to go into a bush.
What is happening where this character lives?
The war had come to the village.
What happens to Nya in this chapter?
A thorn gets stuck in her foot.
What is the name of Salva's village?
Salva's village was named Loun-Ariik.
What do the soldiers do with the people?
They separated the women and children from the men.
What does Salva try to do in the rebel camp?
Salva tried to join the men group.
What happens to the men the next morning?
They have to carry heavy equipment.
Where do the women and children sleep after leaving the rebel camp?
They sleep in a barn.
What has happened to Salva when he awakes after an itchy night in the hay?
Everyone leaves him.
Why do you think the other people left Salva behind? How do you feel about this choice?
I think the people didn't care and I thought leaving him behind was a horrible choice.
What does Salva do when he leaves the barn?
Salva looks around and sees a lady and a house.
How does he know the woman is part of his tribe?
The lady had the ritual scars on her face.
What does the woman give Salve when he first approaches her?
The woman gives him two handfuls of peanuts.
Why do Salva and the woman have to separate?
It is too dangerous for the woman to travel with someone. She said the soldiers wouldn't bother an old women traveling by herself.
What does Salva hear as he sits in the barn pondering the woman's words?
He hears voices. .
What does Nya's mother do with the water?
Nya's mother pours the water into three large jars.
What does Nya have to eat when she gets home.
Nya ate Sorghum with a little milk.
What does her mother tell Nya to do on her next trip to the pond?
Her mother tells her to take her younger sister Akeer.
What do the strangers say when the old woman asks them to take Salva with them?
They said he is a child he will slow us down, more mouths to feed, and so on.
Why does one man agree to bring Salva with them?
The man agrees to bring Salva with them because his wife reaches out to him and wants him to.
What does the old woman give Salva before he leaves with the others?
She gives him peanuts.
Who finds food for the group and what food does this person find?
Jur-chol finds the food and it is a beehive.
Explain why Nya does not want to take her little sister to the pond with her. How does this relate?
Nya didn't want to take her sister because she would slow her down. This relates to what happened to Salva because the people didn't want to take him because he would slow them down.
Why doesn't Nya's family live near the lake all of the time?
They do not live near the lake year round because of the fighting.
How does Nya fetch water from the lake?
She digs a deep hole until water starts seeping to the top.
What happened when the people tried to get honey from the hive?
They didn't knock out the bees long enough so they got stung a lot.
Why does one man not get to enjoy the honey?
He got stung on the tongue so he couldn't eat.
How does Salve meet Mariel?
Salva meets Mariel because he(Salva) stepped on his(Mariels) hand.
Where is the group headed.
They are headed East to Ethiopia.
What do the Dinak call the Atuot and why?
The Dinka called them "the people of the lion".
How do you think Salva's trip will be different now that he has a friend?
His trip will be different because he will have a little bit of fun now that he has someone to talk to.
What does Nya like about the camp at the lake?
Nya liked that she did not have to take two long trips a day to get water.
What is Nya's mother afraid of when the family is at the lake camp?
Nya's mother is afraid that there will be a fight and someone in their family will get hurt.
Who calls Salva's name?
Salva's uncle calls his name.
How long had this person been walking with the group before finding Salva?
His uncle had been walking three days with them without finding him.
What does this person have that makes him useful to the group?
His uncle has a rifle.
What causes Salva to be sick and up most of the night?
The antelope makes Salva sick.
What does this person tell Salva after Salva and the group have slept just off the path following a ten hour all-night walk?
His uncle tells him Mariel isn't with them.
When Salva's uncle wakes him, Salva hears someone crying.What does this tell you about the situation?
It tells me that Mariel passed away.
What choice does Nya's family make about Akeer's illness?
They decide to take her to the doctor.
What is the family told to do to keep Akeer from getting sick again?
They are told to boil the water before drinking it.
Why will this be difficult while the family is at the lake camp?
There is little water at the lake camp and it is very muddy so if Nya's mother boils the water it would be gone before the 200 seconds.
Where does Salva's group stop on their journey across the Nile?
Salva's group stops by the local fishermen's houses.
What does Uncle share with Salva?
Uncle shared his food with Salva.
What does Salva remember his father bringing as a treat from the marketplace? What was special about the way this treat was transported?
Salva remembers how his dad would buy Mangos and transport them by putting them in the spikes of his wheels.
What happens after all the fishermen go into their tents?
After all the fishermen go into their tents a huge swarm of mosquitoes comes and starts biting all the people.
What warning are the travelers given about the next part of their journey?
To take plenty of water on the next part of their journey.
Salva is not sure if the fisherman share with Uncle because he has a gun or because he seems to be the leader of the group. Which do you feel is more likely. Explain your answer.
I think the fisherman were scared of his gun so they gave him food. I think this because they weren't giving any food to anyone else
Who shows up in Nya's village and what do they talk about with the chief?
Two men show up in Nya's village to talk about water.
How long does Uncle say it will take to cross the desert?
Uncle said that it was going to take three days to cross the desert.
What happened toward the end of their first day in the desert that makes it hard for Salva to continue?
Salva stubbed his toe on a rock which makes it hard to continue on.
How does Uncle keep Salva going?
He tells him you see that rock just make it to the rock so he is making little checkpoints for Salva.
What does the group find on the second day of their journey across the desert?
The group finds men who are dying or dead that are lying on the desert ground.
When one of the women in the group gives water to one of the men they find in the desert, someone else tells her that she will die if she shares her water. Who do you feel is making a better decision: the woman who shares her water with another or the man who keeps his for himself to better insure his own survival? Explain your answer in at least 4 sentences.
I think the man made a better choice. I think this because if everyone gave the men water there wouldn't be enough for them so they would also die. Also the men were about to die so it would be better for them to pass away instead of trying to live when you're in pain. More people equals more food so there wouldn't be enough food for everyone.
What do the men who visit the village say they will find between the two trees where the village usually gathers around a big fire?
The men say they will find water.
What happens to the men that are given water by women in the group?
The men were able to get up and start walking.
What does Salva ask Uncle on the third day in the desert?What is his response?Salva asks his uncle "if he is in ethiopia how will his family find him?"
Uncle says that most people didn't survive.
What else does Uncle tell Salva that upsets him?
Uncle tells Salva that he will be joining the army again.
What gives Salva a little hope that he might see his family again one day?
His uncle tells him that he will ask around and try to find salvas family.
What does the group find by a small muddy pool of water?
The group finds a bird.
What happens as the group is gathered around the muddy pool of water?
Some men come and take their belongings and kill Uncle.
What do the villages begin working on after the two men in the jeep leave?
The villagers began clearing the land.
Where does the group bury Uncle?
They bury uncle in a hole that an animal had already dug.
What happened to the stork the group was cooking?
While the cruel men were taking the peoples belongings other birds came and ate their food.
How does Salva feel now that Marial and Uncle are both gone?
Salva feels like he must finish the journey for himself, Uncle, and Mariel.
How does the attitude of the group toward Salva change once Uncle is dead?
The group want to leave salva behind because he is a child.
What does Salva see when he reaches the refugee camp?
Salva sees so many people bunched up together.
Who does Salva think he sees on his second day in the camp?
Salva thinks he sees his mom but it wasn't her.
What is the red iron giraffe that is brought to the village?
The red iron giraffe was a drill.
What do the villagers do with the rocks that the women bring back to the village?
The villagers broke up the rocks for gravel.
What does Salva realize as he is trying to catch up with the woman in the orange headscarf?
He realized it wasn't his mom.
How long does Salva live in the refugee camp?
Salva lived in the refugee camp for six years.
How old is Salva when the camp is closed?
Salva was almost seventeen when the camp closed.
Where do the soldiers chase the people of the camp?
The soldiers chase the people to the Gilo River which was known for Crocodiles.
What are the dangers of the place the people are being driven toward?
The Gilo river which is known for Crocodiles.
What does Nya find funny about drilling for water?
Nya thinks that to find water you need water is funny.
What discourages the drilling crew?
The leaks discouraged the drilling crew.
Who keeps encouraging and pushing the worker to continue working?
The boss keeps encouraging and pushing the worker to continue working.
What happens to the young man Salva watches jump into the river?
Salva saw the man get eaten by a crocodile.
What forces Salva to finally jump into the water?
The soldiers with guns forced Salva to go in the water.
How does another boy accidentally save Salva's life?
The other boy pulls Salva underwater and it saves his life because the guards were shooting at them.
Where does Salva decide to walk toward and what happens as he is walking?
Salva decides to walk toward Kenya.
What does Salva decide the group needs to do to travel safely?
Salva decided they hide during the day and walk at night.
How many boys make it to Kenya? How long does it take?
Twelve hundred boys made it to Kenya safely and it took a year and a half.
How do memories of his family help Salva get the group of boys safely to Kenya?
The memories make him more determined because he is going to make in to Kenya for himself and his family.
What happens on the third afternoon of drilling in Nya's village?
On the third afternoon the sound of the drill stops and water(dirty water) begins spraying out of the well.
What makes Nya frown a she watches the people celebrate?
The sight of dirty water coming out of the well makes Nya frown.
How old is Salva in the beginning of this chapter?
Salva was twenty-two years old at the beginning of the fourteenth chapter.
What was Kakuma like?
Kakuma was dreadful it was in the middle of a dry windy desert, high barbed wire fence, and you couldn't leave unless you were leaving for good.
How long did Salva stay at Kakuma?
Salva stayed at Kakuma for two years.
Where does Salva go after he leaves Kakuma?
Salva goes to Ifo after two years of misery at Kakuma.
Who teaches Salva how to read and to play volleyball?
Michael taught salva how to read and play volleyball.
What rumor begins spreading through the camp?
The rumor is that people are being able to go to America.
What sort of people will be given the opportunity Salva has heard about?
The young and healthy people will be able to go to America.
Salva learns to read and write English from an aid worker. How is the method Michael uses to teach Salva similar to the way you learned to read and write? How is it different?
I learned to read and write be repeating what the teacher said so that is the way Salva leaned except he would write on scrapes on paper or the dirt.
Why does Dep say the water coming from the borehole is muddy?
Dep says that the water is the water from the lake but they just have to dig deeper for clean water.
What are the orphans from Sudan being called in America?
The orphans from Sudan are called the Lost Boys Of Sudan.
What one thing does Salva remember clearly from his preparations to go to America?
He remembered getting new clothes.
What does Salva have to drink on the airplane that reminds him of his family?
He drank Coca Cola which he once had with his family.
How many planes does Salva have to take to get to his new home?
Salva has to take three planes.
Describe Salva's new family.
In Salva's new family he will have four siblings and a mom and dad.
Salva stops just before leaving the airport because he realize he is leaving his old life behind him. After his long journey, why do you think this particular place and moment makes him have this realization?
Right at the exit of the of the airport he realizes he is leaving his old life behind because he is walking into America and starting a new life with a new family and the weather is way different than his home.
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