Child of Dandelions By Shenaaz Nanji
1. In the book Child of Dandelions, where does the story take place? August, Uganda, 1972. p. 9
2. In the book Child of Dandelions, how was disrespect shown to Sabine? A man spit in her face. p. 10
3. In the book Child of Dandelions, who was Sabine’s best friend? Zena p. 10
4. In the book Child of Dandelions, who is the President of the country? Idi Amin p. 10
5. In the book Child of Dandelions, what was President Amin’s dream? God told him to expel all foreign Indians from Uganda p. 10
6. In the book Child of Dandelions, how many days were given to weed the Indians from Uganda? 90 p. 11
7. In the book Child of Dandelions, what day was Independence Day celebrated? October 9 p. 12
8. In the book Child of Dandelions, what was Sabine’s mother’s bad-luck sign? Left eye twitching p. 12
9. In the book Child of Dandelions, Bapa referred to Zena and Sabine as what? Twin beans of one coffer flower p. 12
10. In the book Child of Dandelions, why did Sabine call her uncle Zulfiqar Uncle Lollipop? Because he always sucked lollipops p. 13
11. In the book Child of Dandelions, who was Sabine’s dream king? Ssekore, Zena’s older brother p. 14
12. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is nyama-choma? Barbecued meat p. 14
13. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is the new traffic police? A goat p. 15
14. In the book Child of Dandelions, what does one-eleven mean? The scars on Uncle’s face p. 19
15. In the book Child of Dandelions, what happened to Sabine’s grandfather? He was killed during the Indian-Pakistan War p. 21
16. In the book Child of Dandelions, during the Kenya-Uganda Railway what was Bapa called? Simba p. 22
17. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is a lehnga? Red silk shirt & blouse p. 25 & 26
18. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is Kondos? Machete-armed bandits p. 31
19. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is Sabine’s little brother’s name? Minaz or Munchkin p. 31.
20. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is Paradise place? Sabine’s secret cavern p. 33
21. In the book Child of Dandelions, who is Kintu? First man on earth p. 39
22. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is shamu? The serpent who swallowed its tail p. 39
23. In the book Child of Dandelions, what did Katana give Sabine as magic to save her? A white chicken feather p. 40
24. In the book Child of Dandelions, what would happen to the bullet that was shot at Sabine? It would become water p. 40
25. In the book Child of Dandelions, who was referred to as the queen? Lalita p. 42
26. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is wrong with Munchkin? He has Down syndrome p. 51
27. In the book Child of Dandelions, who is Amina Goli? A beggar p. 59
28. In the book Child of Dandelions, why were the soldiers going to arrest the queen? Because she did not have a picture of Idi Amin on the wall of her tea house p. 70
29. In the book Child of Dandelions, what was the name of Sabine’s school? Kampala Academy p. 73
30. In the book Child of Dandelions, where did they find Zully’s car? In a parking lot adjacent to Entebbe Airport p. 75
31. In the book Child of Dandelions, what does the title mean? A weed that must be uprooted p. 93
32. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is Mzee’s name? Kabugo p. 98
33. In the book Child of Dandelions, what happened to Bwana’s car? It was taken at gun point by the soldiers p. 110
34. In the book Child of Dandelions, what is a marbou? A vulture p. 147
35. In the book Child of Dandelions, what happened to Latila when she and Sabine waited in the kipando line? She had a heat stroke p. 161
36. In the book Child of Dandelions, who was Milo’s executioner? Baobab p. 165
37. In the book Child of Dandelions, how did the Apollo Hotel get its name? It was named after the Apollo 11 space mission p. 175