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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Nhamo land after drifting unanchored all night?
(a) An island.
(b) The beach.
(c) A sand bar.
(d) A strange lake.

2. Where does Nhamo's father's family live?
(a) Ghana.
(b) Zaire.
(c) Madagascar.
(d) Zimbabwe.

3. What useful item does Nhamo find in the hut on the island?
(a) Some rope.
(b) A shovel.
(c) A rudding stick.
(d) A knife.

4. How does Nhamo feel when she is in the boat on her first day?
(a) Excited.
(b) Alone.
(c) Scared.
(d) Confused.

5. What comforts Nhamo after she is stung?
(a) A cool rain.
(b) The voice of her mother.
(c) The gentle wind.
(d) The baboons.

6. What does Nhamo use to wash the dishes?
(a) Bathing water.
(b) Waterless soap.
(c) Ash and sand.
(d) River water.

7. How does Nhamo decide to get herself off the island?
(a) Build a new boat.
(b) Repair the damaged boat.
(c) Swim with the current.
(d) Wait for more humans.

8. What does Nhamo name the deformed baboon?
(a) Fat Cheeks.
(b) Stumpy.
(c) Rumpy.
(d) Big Belly.

9. Who calls Nhamo's mother a witch?
(a) Masvita.
(b) Chipo.
(c) Tazviona.
(d) Tilltiana.

10. What does Nhamo have to fight off when she first gets to the big island?
(a) A baboon.
(b) A crocodile.
(c) A lemur.
(d) A jaguar.

11. What does Chipo say the spirit demands in payment?
(a) More money.
(b) Another cow.
(c) Nhamo.
(d) Masvita.

12. What do the baboons do when they see Nhamo at the river getting water?
(a) Embrace her.
(b) Run from her.
(c) Attack her.
(d) Ignore her.

13. What does the trader's wife think of the muvuki?
(a) He is crazy.
(b) He is a wise man.
(c) He is greedy.
(d) He is a fraud.

14. Where does Masvita go after the meeting with the muvuki?
(a) The trader's house.
(b) Her home village.
(c) The inn.
(d) Vatete's village.

15. What killed Nhamo's mother?
(a) A strange sickness.
(b) A lion.
(c) A jealous man.
(d) A leopard.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what lake is the island?

2. What kind of insect does Nhamo roast to eat?

3. What does Nhamo's family do when they return to their village?

4. How does Nhamo travel against the current?

5. Who notices that Nhamo is jealous of Masvita's womanhood?

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