A Wall of Fire Rising by Edwidge Danticat: Summary, Symbolism & Analysis


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In ''A Wall of Fire Rising,'' who is Dutty Boukman?

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1. In ''A Wall of Fire Rising,'' why is Guy fascinated by the hot air balloon?

2. Which of the following BEST describes what the sugar mill symbolizes in the ''A Wall of Fire Rising''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The short story 'A Wall of Fire Rising' form Edwidge Danticat's Krik? Krak! tells us a complex and disheartening story about a Haitian family and their pride for a Haitian hero. Complete this assessment to test your understanding of the characters, symbolism and themes of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test your knowledge regarding:

  • Who Dutty Boukman is
  • Guy's fascination with the hot air balloon
  • What the sugar mill represents
  • Themes of the novel
  • When Krik? Krak! was published

Skills Practiced

This assessment will also help you develop the following abilities:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on analyzing 'A Wall of Fire Rising'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of Dutty Boukman to Guy's family
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the publication of the book that features the short story

Additional Learning

To continue reviewing the material covered in this assessment, study the lesson 'A Wall of Fire Rising' by Edwidge Danticat: Summary, Symbolism & Analysis. This lesson will also provide you with information about:

  • The honor Little Guy is given
  • What happens to Guy
  • The symbolism of the moon