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A Long Way Gone Chapter Quiz - Quiz

The quiz will cover questions over the following chapters: 15, 16 & 17


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    At the beginning of chapter 15, we see that Ishmael's mind has changed about which of the following things? Check all that apply...

    • A.

      Who he thinks his family is

    • B.

      Where he thinks his home is

    • C.

      His thoughts on death and killing

    • D.

      How he feels about guns

    • E.

      How he feels about people in general

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Who he thinks his family is
    B. Where he thinks his home is
    C. His thoughts on death and killing
    D. How he feels about guns
    E. How he feels about people in general
    Explanation
    In chapter 15, Ishmael's mind has changed about several things. Firstly, he has a different perception of his family, realizing that his true family is not necessarily related by blood but rather the people who support and care for him. Secondly, he reevaluates his concept of home, understanding that it is not tied to a physical location but rather the feeling of belonging and safety. Thirdly, his thoughts on death and killing have shifted as he becomes desensitized and accepts violence as a part of his reality. Additionally, his feelings towards guns have changed as he recognizes their power and necessity in his circumstances. Lastly, his perspective on people in general has shifted, as he becomes more cautious and mistrustful of others due to his experiences in the war.

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  • 2. 

    Ishmael is becoming a heartless person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Based on the given statement, it can be inferred that Ishmael is undergoing a transformation where he is losing his empathy and compassion, thus becoming heartless. This suggests that his behavior and actions are no longer driven by emotions or concern for others. Therefore, the correct answer is "True".

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  • 3. 

    What three friends are still with Ishmael in the beginning of chapter 15?

    • A.

      Junior

    • B.

      Alhaji

    • C.

      Saidu

    • D.

      Kanei

    • E.

      Jumah

    • F.

      Gibrilla

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Alhaji
    D. Kanei
    E. Jumah
    Explanation
    In the beginning of chapter 15, Ishmael is still accompanied by his three friends: Alhaji, Kanei, and Jumah.

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  • 4. 

    Ishmael believes in the saying: "kill or be killed"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ishmael believes in the saying "kill or be killed" means that he subscribes to the idea that in order to survive, one must be willing to kill others if necessary. This belief suggests a mindset of self-preservation and a belief in the harsh realities of the world.

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  • 5. 

    What group arrived to take the boy soldiers away from the war zone?

    • A.

      The Rebels

    • B.

      RUF

    • C.

      UNICEF

    • D.

      The MP's

    Correct Answer
    C. UNICEF
    Explanation
    UNICEF is an international organization that works to protect the rights of children. In war zones, they often intervene to rescue child soldiers and provide them with rehabilitation and support. Therefore, it is plausible that UNICEF would be the group that arrived to take the boy soldiers away from the war zone.

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  • 6. 

    Upon arrival to the compound in Freetown, each boy received which of the following items? Check all that apply...

    • A.

      Soap, toothpaste, a towel, a tooth brush

    • B.

      A clean bed with fresh sheets

    • C.

      New crapes

    • D.

      Weapons to protect themselves

    • E.

      A clean shirt

    • F.

      New sweat pants

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Soap, toothpaste, a towel, a tooth brush
    B. A clean bed with fresh sheets
    C. New crapes
    E. A clean shirt
    Explanation
    Upon arrival to the compound in Freetown, the boys received soap, toothpaste, a towel, a toothbrush, a clean bed with fresh sheets, new clothes (including a clean shirt and new sweatpants).

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  • 7. 

    What happened once the RUF boys were mixed in with the boy soldiers in the compound in Freetown? Check all that apply...

    • A.

      A major fight broke out

    • B.

      Ishmael's grenade blew a boy to pieces

    • C.

      The MP's were overtaken by the boys

    • D.

      Boys were shot & stabbed

    • E.

      10 boys were actually killed

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A major fight broke out
    C. The MP's were overtaken by the boys
    D. Boys were shot & stabbed
    Explanation
    Once the RUF boys were mixed in with the boy soldiers in the compound in Freetown, a major fight broke out. The MP's were overtaken by the boys, resulting in boys being shot and stabbed.

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  • 8. 

    At the beginning of chapter 16, what was it that Ishmael craved?

    • A.

      Marijuana

    • B.

      Cocaine

    • C.

      Alcohol

    • D.

      Marijuana & Cocaine

    Correct Answer
    D. Marijuana & Cocaine
    Explanation
    In chapter 16, Ishmael craved both marijuana and cocaine. This suggests that he was struggling with addiction and seeking substances to fulfill his cravings. The mention of multiple drugs implies that Ishmael was in a state of desperation and willing to try different substances to satisfy his cravings.

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  • 9. 

    In the beginning of chapter 16, the boys tried their hardest to be on their best behavior when it came to how they treated the staff members of the center and how they treated their local neighbors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the beginning of chapter 16, the boys did not try their hardest to be on their best behavior when it came to how they treated the staff members of the center and how they treated their local neighbors.

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  • 10. 

    In chapter 16, how did the staff members react to the behavior the boys displayed towards them? Check all that apply...

    • A.

      They responded by getting physical with the boys

    • B.

      They would lock the boys in their rooms without food as a punishment

    • C.

      They would smile it off

    • D.

      They told them that their actions weren't their fault

    • E.

      They would buy the boys extravagant gifts to gain their approval

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. They would smile it off
    D. They told them that their actions weren't their fault
    Explanation
    The staff members reacted to the behavior the boys displayed towards them by smiling it off and telling them that their actions weren't their fault.

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  • 11. 

    What physical pain did Ishmael continuously suffer in chapters 14, 15 & 16?

    • A.

      Nausea

    • B.

      Migraines

    • C.

      Nausea and Migraines

    • D.

      Internal bleeding

    Correct Answer
    B. Migraines
    Explanation
    In chapters 14, 15, and 16 of the book, Ishmael continuously suffers from migraines. This is evident from the description of his physical pain and discomfort throughout these chapters. The author describes Ishmael's intense headaches and the debilitating effects they have on his daily life. This consistent presence of migraines indicates that it is the physical pain Ishmael continuously suffers during this period.

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  • 12. 

    While in the rehabilitation hospital, Ishmael thought back to a particularly battle in which he and his friend slaughtered an entire village by themselves. What nickname did he become known for & why?

    • A.

      "The Ferocious Lion" because of his ability to kill in a quick and violent manner.

    • B.

      "The Deadly Bear" because of his ability to overpower his victims with great strength.

    • C.

      "The Green Snake" because of his ability to hide beneath bushes in an advantageous position and be sneaky.

    • D.

      "The Great Python" because of his ability to attack suddenly and paralyze his victims.

    Correct Answer
    C. "The Green Snake" because of his ability to hide beneath bushes in an advantageous position and be sneaky.
    Explanation
    Ishmael became known as "The Green Snake" because of his ability to hide beneath bushes in an advantageous position and be sneaky. This nickname suggests that Ishmael was skilled at concealing himself and launching surprise attacks on his enemies. It implies that he was able to move stealthily and take advantage of his surroundings to gain an upper hand in battle.

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  • 13. 

    Within chapters 14, 15 & 16, what drugs does Ishmael use? Check all that apply...

    • A.

      Marijuana

    • B.

      Brown Brown

    • C.

      Crack

    • D.

      Heroine

    • E.

      White Energy Capsules

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Marijuana
    B. Brown Brown
    E. White Energy Capsules
    Explanation
    In chapters 14, 15, and 16, Ishmael uses marijuana, brown brown, and white energy capsules. Marijuana is a commonly used recreational drug known for its psychoactive effects. Brown brown is a highly addictive and dangerous mixture of cocaine and gunpowder. White energy capsules are likely a stimulant or energy-boosting drug. These substances indicate Ishmael's involvement in drug use and potentially highlight the challenges and dangers he faces during this period of his life.

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  • 14. 

    What war movies did Ishmael and the other boy soldiers watch during most nights? Check all that apply...

    • A.

      Rambo: First Blood

    • B.

      Blood Diamond

    • C.

      Lord of War

    • D.

      Rambo 2

    • E.

      Commando

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Rambo: First Blood
    D. Rambo 2
    E. Commando
    Explanation
    Ishmael and the other boy soldiers watched Rambo: First Blood, Rambo 2, and Commando during most nights.

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  • 15. 

    When Ishmael and the other boy soldiers ran out of food, drugs, ammunition and gasoline, they raided rebel camps for what they needed and also attacked civilian villages to capture recruits to join their army.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that when Ishmael and the other boy soldiers faced shortages of essential supplies, they resorted to raiding rebel camps to obtain food, drugs, ammunition, and gasoline. Additionally, they also attacked civilian villages in order to capture recruits to join their army. This indicates that the statement is true, as it implies that the boy soldiers engaged in desperate measures to sustain themselves and strengthen their forces.

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  • 16. 

    UNICEF removed the boys from the war zone to rehabilitate them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that UNICEF relocated the boys from the war zone with the intention of rehabilitating them. This implies that UNICEF recognized the need to provide support and assistance to these boys who were likely affected by the traumatic experiences of war. By removing them from the war zone, UNICEF created a safer environment where the boys could receive the necessary care and resources to recover and rebuild their lives. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that UNICEF did indeed remove the boys from the war zone for rehabilitation purposes.

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  • 17. 

    How does the drugs that Ishmael takes affect him? Check all that apply...

    • A.

      They make him extremely sleepy

    • B.

      They give him lots of energy

    • C.

      They make him sweat and cause blurry vision

    • D.

      They make him numb

    • E.

      They make him ruthless and allow him to do horrible things easily without a thought

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. They give him lots of energy
    C. They make him sweat and cause blurry vision
    D. They make him numb
    E. They make him ruthless and allow him to do horrible things easily without a thought
    Explanation
    The drugs that Ishmael takes affect him in multiple ways. They give him lots of energy, which implies that they stimulate his body and keep him active. They also make him sweat and cause blurry vision, indicating that they have physical side effects on his body. Additionally, they make him numb, suggesting that they have an anesthetic effect on his emotions or senses. Lastly, they make him ruthless and allow him to do horrible things easily without a thought, implying that they alter his moral judgment and behavior.

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  • 18. 

    At this point in the Memoir (in chapter's 14 & 15) which description best fits Ishmael?

    • A.

      An innocent little boy

    • B.

      An isolated & reserved young boy

    • C.

      A cold blooded killer

    • D.

      A terrified little boy

    Correct Answer
    C. A cold blooded killer
    Explanation
    Based on the given information in chapters 14 and 15 of the Memoir, the best description that fits Ishmael is "A cold blooded killer." This suggests that Ishmael has undergone a significant transformation and has become involved in violent actions or has displayed a lack of empathy towards others. The context of these chapters likely portrays Ishmael's involvement in violent situations, highlighting his transformation from an innocent or terrified boy to someone who has become desensitized to violence.

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  • 19. 

    What position did Ishmael get promoted to during chapter 14 for the killing exhibition?

    • A.

      Lieutenant

    • B.

      Sergeant

    • C.

      Junior Lieutenant

    • D.

      Junior Sergeant

    Correct Answer
    C. Junior Lieutenant
    Explanation
    In chapter 14 of the book, Ishmael gets promoted to the position of Junior Lieutenant for the killing exhibition.

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  • 20. 

    The army that Ishmael was apart of was a lot like the rebel groups he had run from in previous chapters.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ishmael's experience in the army was similar to his encounters with rebel groups in previous chapters. This suggests that the army he joined may also exhibit similar characteristics such as violence, lack of discipline, and a disregard for human rights. This similarity highlights the cycle of violence and trauma that Ishmael finds himself trapped in, as he is constantly surrounded by conflict and brutality, regardless of which group he aligns himself with.

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