1. The short story very often is structured around a single incident. Discuss two stories in the light of this comment.
2. With close reference to the story - A Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe, discuss the theme of conflict and violence.
3. Critically examine the theme of identity in a globalized world as portrayed in the story My Son the Fanatic by Hanif Qureshi.
4. Discuss Nadine Gardiner's story Once Upon a Time as a modern day fairy tale.
5. Critically examine the narrative technique in the story -The Mummy Awakes by N. Mahfooz.
6. Discuss how the setting contributes to the total effect of the story - A Sunrise on the Veld by Doris Lessing.
7. Justify the title of the story A Day by William Trevor.