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English 301: Non-Western Literature Final Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the purpose of the Indian National Congress?

Question 2 2. Which author is considered to be the 'father' of post-colonialism?

Question 3 3. In Chinua Achebe's ''Chike's School's Days,'' Chike's family is described to be an ''Osu'' family. What does this mean?

Question 4 4. When reading literature that is set in colonized countries that deals with post-colonial issues, which of the following critical lens should the reader use to better understand the text?

Question 5 5. What does author Chinua Achebe focus on in his work Things Fall Apart?

Question 6 6. What happens to Kaspar Almayer's daughter Nina in Joseph Conrad's ''Almayer's Folly''?

Question 7 7. What is the unifying theme that links together the thirteen stories in Randa Jarrar's ''Him, Me, Muhammed Ali''?

Question 8 8. What do the films ''The Road to Morocco,'' Disney's ''Aladdin,'' and ''The Sheik'' all have in common?

Question 9 9. Which statement about ''The Arabian Nights'' is MOST accurate?

Question 10 10. Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes the concept of the ''single story'' as _____.

Question 11 11. What does the perforated sheet in the first chapter of Salman Rushdie's ''Midnight's Children'' symbolize?

Use this material to answer question #12

Review the poem ''Dissolver of Sugar'' by Rumi and then answer the questions that follow.


Dissolver of sugar, dissolve me,

if this is the time.

Do it gently with a touch of the hand, or a look.

Every morning I wait at dawn. That's when

it's happened before. Or do it suddenly

like an execution. How else

can I get ready for death?


You breathe without a body like a spark.

You grieve, and I begin to feel lighter.

You keep me away with your arm,

but the keeping away is pulling me in.


Pale sunlight,

pale the wall.


Love moves away.

The light changes.


I need more grace

than I thought.

Question 12 12. Which theme of Sufism can be found in Rumi's use of the symbol of sugar?

Question 13 13. Why is the character of Aziz considered an outsider by the Kashmir community in Salman Rushdie's novel ''Midnight's Children''?

Question 14 14. Which of the following BEST describes the point-of-view in Nawal el Saadawi's short story ''In Camera''?

Question 15 15. Nawal El Saadawi wrote the short story ''In Camera'' to describe _____.

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