The Bamboo Stalk

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  1. Describe two historical events that the author references to in the novel. Explain how the author weaves them into the storyline (explain how these events impact the story).
  2. Saud Al-Sanousi wants the reader to explore strengths and weaknesses of our society. Identify one or two weaknesses in our society that the novel suggests using examples to support your answer.
  3. Saud Al-Sanousi wants the reader to explore strengths and weaknesses of our society. Identify one or two strengths in our society that the novel suggests strengths using examples to support your answer.
  4. We explored how The Bamboo Stalk represents the Kuwaiti culture/society. Argue one way in which the novel accurately represents the Kuwaiti culture using examples to support your opinion.
  5. We explored how The Bamboo Stalk represents the Kuwaiti culture/society. Argue one way in which the novel does NOT represent the Kuwaiti culture accurately using examples to support your opinion.
  6. Emotional intelligence is essential for success; describe a character who you feel has high levels of emotional intelligence and how this intelligence led to constructive outcomes in their lives.
  7. Emotional intelligence is essential for success; describe a character who you feel DID NOT have high levels of emotional intelligence and how this intelligence led to constructive outcomes in their lives.
  8. We discussed the term ‘humanity’ in class and how to be a humane person. How does reading The Bamboo Stalk make the reader a more humane citizen?

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