Road to Chlifa

the road to chlifa

Answer the questions below on lined paper.Who are Maha and Jad? How old are they?Why didn’t Nada and her parents make it to the shelter before the bomb destroyed the building?Why does Mrs. Farhat call Maha “a bad seed”?What will happen to Maha and Jad according to Mrs. Farhat?Where does Maha want to go instead?Is Maha a responsible sister to Jad? Prove your answer with examples from the text.How does Karim know that Maha is not hard and insensitive? What is she instead?Why did Maha steal bread from the shelter?PAGES 56 – 61Create a vocabulary and idiomatic expression list for all the words and idiomatic expressions that are new to you. It must be similar to the lists that you received prior to these pages. Your list must consist of three columns, titled: Page numbers, word or idiomatic expression, definition. If you wish, you may add a fourth column (translation) so that you can add a translation of the word in your own language.What are Karim’s main objectives against Maha’s plan to walk to Chlifa?Quote from the text to prove that Maha is jealous of Nada. Remember to put your quote in quotation marks, and to add the page number in brackets after.How did Maha prepare for the journey? Why did she pack strips of cloth?Why does Maha feel that undertaking this dangerous journey is worth the risk? Give a detailed explanation. Why do you think Karim decided to go with Maha?PAGES 62 – 71Create a list of new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions for these pages.What are Karim’s reasons for undertaking this journey with Maha?Why does Maha want to go to Elias and Zahra?Explain the meaning of the name of “Mount Lebanon” (p.63).What does the map not show?Describe the journey they would have to take.What is the greatest danger?Who is Antoine Milad, and how did he get involved with Karim and Maha?Why does Maha want to leave Antoine Milad’s place as soon as possible?Pgs. 72 - 78What can you tell about Maha’s personality from the way she studies the picture of The Lady with the Unicorn(p.72), and her comments about it (p. 73)?Was Lebanon really a paradise before the war? What caused the war, according to Antoine Milad (p.74)?Why does Karim not feel angry with Bechir’s mother anymore (p. 76)?Antoine Milad first tried to convince Karim and Maha to stay with him. Then he changed his mind, and helped them to plan their route to Chlifa. What made him change his mind (p.76 & 77)?What is the “best route” for them to take? Why is it the best route?What is the Nahr el-Kelb?What favour does Antoine Milad volunteer to do?What would they tell soldiers or militiamen that stop them? Pgs. 79 – 132On page 82 Antoine Milad says, “Nature will always be kinder than other human beings.” This is an example of foreshadowing. What do you think is being foreshadowed here?

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