A Long Walk to Water Full Study Guide

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Tall for her eleven years
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Page 1 How old was Nya in the beginning of the book?
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Arabic language
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Page 2 What was the official language of the Sudanese government?
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Salva spoke the language of his Dinka tribe at home
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Page 2 What Language did Salva speak at home?
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Eleven years old on his last birthday
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Page 2 How old was Salva when war came to his village?
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Because during the dry season his family moved away from their village.
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Page 2 Why didn’t Salva attend school all year?
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only half an hour from his home
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Page 2 How far was the school from his home?
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He was the village’s judge
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Page 2 What did Salva’s father do?
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Salva had three brothers and two sisters
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Page 2 How many brothers and sisters did Salva have?
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at the age of about ten years
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Page 2 When did boys in Salva’s village start to go to school?
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a bowl of fresh milk
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Page 4 What did Salva’s mother give him to keep his belly full until suppertime when he came home from school?
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rebels from the southern part of Sudan, where he and his family lived, were fighting against the government, which was based in the north
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Page 6 Who was fighting the war in Sudan?
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But the people in the south were of different religions and did not want to be forced to practice Islam.
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Page 6 Why were the rebels fighting against the government?
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Heat, time, thorns
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Page 8 During her trips to get water, when did Nya have to worry about?
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The village of Loun-Ariik
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Page 9 What was the name of the village Salva was from?
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Salva’s Grandfather
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Page 11 Who was the village of Loud-Ariik named after?
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They left without him?
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Page 12 What happened in the morning after Salva slept in the barn with the other villagers from Loun-Ariik?
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padded cloth doughnut
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Page 14 What did Nya put on her head to help her carry the container of water back home?
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\” Auntie\”
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Page 16 What did Salva cal the old woman who lived in the house, where he slept in the barn?
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two handfuls of raw peanuts.
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Page 16 What did the old woman give Salva to eat?
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The soldiers will leave her alone
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Page 18 Why couldn’t Salva go with the old woman when she left?
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V-shaped scars on their foreheads
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Page 19 What was the Dinka pattern that was a sign of boys becoming men?
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a bowl of boiled sorghum meal with a little milk poured over it
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Page 20 What did Nya’s mother give her to eat after she got water?
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5 years old
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Page 20 How old was Nya’s younger sister Akeer?
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She had to learn
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Page 20 – Why did Nya’s mother want her to take Akeer with her to collect water?
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two
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Page 20 – how many trips did Nya make to the pond for water each day?
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Bag of peanuts and gourd for dinking
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Page 22 What did the old woman give Salva when he left with the other Dinka?
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A Beehive
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Page 23 What did Buksa, a young man from the Jur-chol tribe find?
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3 days walk
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Page 26 How far was the big lake from Nya’s village?
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5 months, during the dry season
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Page 26 How long did Nya’s family live at the big lake?
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Marial
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Page 30 Who did Salva meet while searching the camp for his family? He stepped on his hand.
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\”Ethiopia\”
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Page 30 Where did Marial tell Salve they were going?
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\”the people of the lion.\”
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Page 31 In the Dinka language, what were the Atuot people called?
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she did not have to make the two long trips to the pond every day
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Page 33 What did Nya like about the lake camp?
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They had no house and had to sleep in makeshift shelters. they could not bring their things, afraid of fighting with the Dinka
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Page 33What did Nya’s mother hate about the lake camp?
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His Uncle. Uncle Jewiir was the younger brother of Salva’s father.
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Page 34 Who did Salva meet in the land of the Atout people?
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because Uncle had been in the army
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Page 34 Why had Salva not seen in uncle for two years?
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Uncle had a gun
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Page 35 What did Salva’s uncle have that made people respect him?
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An antelope
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Page 35 What did Uncle shoot for their first meal?
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his stomach rebelled, he vomited
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Page 36 What happened to Salva and the other people after eating the antelope after so many weeks of near starvation?
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Nya’s uncle, the chief of their village
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Page 39 Who was the Chief of Nya’s village?
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cramps, stomach ache, diarrhea, sometimes fever
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Page 39 – What were the symptoms of Akeer illness?
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by a lion
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Page 41 How was Marial killed?
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The Nile
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Page 42 What is the longest river in the world? The mother of all life in Sudan?
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\”Desert\”
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Page 42 What did Uncle tell Salva was on the other side of the Nile?
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Papyrus grass (Reeds)
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Page 43 What did they use to make canoes to cross the Nile?
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2 days
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Page 44 How long did it take to make enough canoes for everyone to cross the Nile?
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\”Her sickness came from the water\”
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Page 45 How did Akeer get sick?
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Count to 200
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Page 45 How long did they have to boil the water before Akeer could drink it?
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a lot of fish, hippo, and crocodile meat. They grew: cassava, sugar cane, and yams
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Page 47 When they were on the island in the middle of the river, what types of food did the villages have?
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mosquitoes
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Page 49 Then the sun touched the horizon, why did the fishermen abruptly go to their tents?
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in the exact middle of his back, where he couldn’t reach to scratch
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Page 50 Which mosquito bites did Salva think were the worst?
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Akobo desert
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Page 50 What was the worse difficult part of the refugee’s journey?
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evergreen acacia bushes, which somehow endured the long winter months with almost no water.
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Page 52 What was the only thing green that could survive in the desert?
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3 days
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Page 52 How long would it take them to cross the Akobo desert?
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he stubbed his bare toe on a rock, and his whole toenail came off.
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Page 53 What made Salva cry when he was in the desert?
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\”Salva Mawien Dut Ariik!\”
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Page 53 What was Slava’s full name?
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halfway between the two largest trees
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Page 57 Where did the men in the jeep say they would find water?
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Back to fight in the war
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Page 59 Where did Uncle say he was going after he took Salva to the Refugee camp?
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The men from the Nuer tribe robbed the group and shot the uncle with his own gun
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Page 62 How did Uncle die?
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boys and young men
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Page 66 Who were most of the people at the refugee camp at Itang?
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Orange
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Page 68 What color head scarf did Salva’s mother wear?
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Iron Giraffe
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Page 70 what did the villages think the tall drill looked like?
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6 years
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Page 73 How long was Salva at the Itang Refugee camp?
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Gilo
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Page 75 What is the name of the river between Ethopia and Sudan?
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Blue
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Page 76 What color overals did the drilling crew wear?
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at least a thousand people
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Page 79 How many people died trying to cross the Gilo river to get out of Ethiopia?
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Kenya
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Page 80 Where did Salva decide to go after he left Ethiopia?
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a group of about fifteen hundred boys Some were as young as five years old.
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Page 80 Salva had become the leader of how many boys trying to get to Kenya?
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Scavenge for food, collect fire wood, stand guard
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Page 80 – What jobs did Salva give the boys?
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More than twelve hundred boys
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Page 82 How many boys arrived in Kenya?
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It took them a year and a half
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Page 82 How long did it take them to get from Ethiopia to Kenya?
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The water wasn’t clear
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Page 83 Why did Nya frown when water started coming out of the hole?
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Michael
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Page 85 Who was the aid worker from Ireland that taught Salva English?
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how to read and how to play volleyball.
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Page 87 Salva learned two things from Michael:
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28
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Page 87 How many letters are in the Arabic alphabet?
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The Lost Boys
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Page 91 What were the Sudan refugees being called in America?
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8
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Page 91 How many other boys were traveling to America with Salva?
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Underwear, socks, sneakers, a pair on long pants, a T-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt to wear on top of it. And he was to wear all these clothes at the same time!
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Page 92 What new clothes did Salva get?
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Coca-Cola
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Page 93 What did Salva have to drink on the plane?
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three planes. (The first plane flew from Nairobi to Frankfurt. He took a second plane from Frankfurt to New York City, and the third to Rochester, NY)
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Page 93 How many planes did it take to get to Salva’s new home?
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Chris, the father; Louise, the mother; and four children.
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Page 95 Who was to be Salva’s new family?
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More clothes (jacket, hat, scarf, gloves)
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Page 95 What did the new family give to Salva when he got off the plane?
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A school
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Page 97 What were they going to build in Nya’s village next to the water pump?
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business
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Page 99 What was Salva studying in college?
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a cousin
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Page 100 Who did Salva get an E-Mail from telling him about his father?
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almost nineteen years
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Page 105 How long had it been since Salva had seen his father?
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sprinkling water on his son’s head
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Page 105 What was the Dinka way of blessing someone who was lost and is found again?
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Ring
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Page 105 Which of Salva’s brothers survived?
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Years of drinking contaminated water
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Page 106 Why was Salva’s father sick?
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On the plane ride back to the United States
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Page 107 When did the idea come to Salva that he could help the people of Sudan?
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He would have to talk to people and ask them to give money.
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Page 108 How did Salva raise money for the project?
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Elm Street School
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Page 111 What was the name of the School in America that helped raise money for the well to be dug?
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\”Thank you for bringing the water.\”
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Page 115 What did Nya say to Salva when they met?

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