One Thousand Hills tells the story of Pascal, a boy growing up in Agabande, Rwanda. Pascal lives with his parents, older brother and little sister, and life is good. He goes to school, his parents own a water tank, and he does what is expected of him. Little does he know that his world is about to horrifically be turned upside down.
The set of questions developed here can be used as an independent novel study. An answer key is attached for teachers. Further, this novel study could be used as a set of discussion questions for students involved in literature circles and book talks. Discussion of this novel will lead into more mature conversations about the reasons behind the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and how the world responded to the crisis.