What’s in a name?
Plot Twist
Location, Location, Location
Literary Devices
Who said that?
100

This character’s name means “Gold.”

Dhahabo (Habo)

100

When the family has to leave their home in Arusha, why do they go all the way to Mwanza?

Because Habo’s mother’s sister lives there and can help them.

100

The events in Golden Boy take place on which coast of the continent of Africa?

East

100

"I am sitting under the acacia tree on the ridge when I first see them: three men, in nice clothes, coming toward our house." 

This opening sentence shows that Golden Boy is written in which of the following: first, second, or third person narration?

First person narration.

100

"All I know is that I’m grateful I didn’t have to lose my art when I lost my sight.”

Kweli

200

This character may be blind, but he sees the truth in Habo better than others.

Kweli

200

What wood does Kweli give Habo to show him that the first thing you see about someone doesn’t show you what’s at their core?

Ebony wood: a dark wood that grows with a thick white bark around it.

200

What country is Golden Boy set in?

Tanzania

200

"Whack! The stick whistles through the air and I pull my arms up over my head to protect it. Whack! Whack!"

What literary device describes the use of a word that shows the sound it actually makes?

Onomatopoeia

200

"None of them are evil people, but when evil things happened, they looked away and let them happen. I put them in the statue because that’s Evil, too."

Habo

300

This person doesn’t see Habo as a person but would like to sell his body parts to those looking for luck.

Alasiri

300

Where does Davu take Habo to find out more about albinism?

The National Central Library.

300

Habo ends his journey here, in Tanzania’s largest city.

Dar Es Salaam

300

"They stretch for the sky, screaming, or bend double and curl around, laughing, weeping, grinning." 

This sentence, describing Kweli’s statues, is an example of what literary device?

Personification

300

"Just because you’re my brother doesn’t mean I have to walk with you.”

Chui

400

She is Habo’s frist real friend.

Davu

400

Alasiri needs someone to carve his illegal ivory. Who does he go to for this and why?

Kweli, because he is blind and couldn’t identify Alasiri if the police asked.

400

Habo’s Auntie lives in this fishing city on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Mwanza

400

"My breathing is as soft as moth wings." 

This sentence is an example of what literary device?

A simile

400

"Your family named you well when they called you Dhahabo, for you might as well be made of gold. Pure gold.”

Alasiri

500

The book ends when Habo makes a phone call to this character.

Kito

500

How did Kweli lose his sight?

He was playing swords with his friend, Kebwe, who was using a manyara stick. When the stick broke, the poisonous sap blinded Kweli.

500

Habo lives, originally, in a little village outside this city but, when his family gets evicted, they have to go live with his aunt.

Arusha

500

"His voice is honey poured over hot stones." 

This sentence is an example of what literary device?

A metaphor

500

“Uncle! What are you up to? What on earth are you doing with a mute zeruzeru in your house?”

Chatha, Davu’s mother.

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