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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What kind of insect does Nhamo roast to eat?
(a) Beetle.
(b) Butterfly.
(c) Cricket.
(d) Grasshopper.

3. Who did Useless marry?
(a) A muzuki.
(b) A nganga.
(c) A princess.
(d) A njuzu.

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

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

6. Why does Ruva stop eating?
(a) She wants to die to be with her mother.
(b) She is sick.
(c) She wants the sick people to have her share.
(d) She is worried about her family.

7. 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.

8. What does Nhamo hunt on her first try?
(a) Rabbits.
(b) Wombats.
(c) Lemurs.
(d) Dassies.

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

10. What does Nhamo see in the night that gives her hope?
(a) A light.
(b) A star.
(c) A herd of cranes.
(d) A curve in the river.

11. What does Nhamo take her grandmother to see when they reach their destination?
(a) A wrestling match.
(b) A snake charmer.
(c) A guitar player.
(d) A television.

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

13. What does Nhamo want to do on the tiny island off of the big island?
(a) Make a fire pit.
(b) Plant her garden.
(c) Build a house.
(d) Smoke meat.

14. Who tells Nhamo to start working on her boat?
(a) The baboons.
(b) Crocodile Guts.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her grandmother.

15. What does Masvita's aunt die from?
(a) Tuberculosis.
(b) Diphtheria.
(c) Cholera.
(d) Typhoid.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what kind of tree does Nhamo tie her boat when she gets to the big island?

2. What does Chipo do in the days before Nhamo's wedding?

3. What does Grandmother pay to resolve the issue of the murdered man?

4. What does Nhamo have to fight off when she first gets to the big island?

5. What does Nhamo do in an effort to get more food?

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