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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Nhamo get to protect her from Long Teats?
(a) Face paint.
(b) A phial of spring water.
(c) Long branches.
(d) A large fire.

2. In what lake is the island?
(a) Cabrinda Bissa.
(b) Calenda Blessa.
(c) Cabora Bassa.
(d) Carbona Bassa.

3. What ruins Nhamo's traps?
(a) A snake.
(b) A baboon.
(c) A wild cat.
(d) A large bird.

4. What starts while Nhamo is fighting against the current?
(a) The fall rains.
(b) Her panic attack.
(c) Her monthly bleeding.
(d) The bird migration.

5. What is the name of Masvita's aunt in the other village?
(a) Vilate.
(b) Volliant.
(c) Vatete.
(d) Violet.

6. What shows that Masvita is entering womanhood?
(a) Her prominent brow.
(b) Her long hair.
(c) Her monthly bleeding.
(d) Her sprouting bosoms.

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

8. How does Nhamo travel against the current?
(a) She paddles hard when the current is weak.
(b) She lets the wind blow her.
(c) She turns the boat in wide circles.
(d) She zigzags.

9. To what does Nhamo compare the baboons as she watches them by the river?
(a) Spirits.
(b) Humans.
(c) Devils.
(d) Monkeys.

10. What does Nhamo get stung by while working on her boat?
(a) A bee.
(b) A hornet.
(c) A horned beetle.
(d) A scorpion.

11. To what does Nhamo compare the trading post?
(a) A money tribe.
(b) A circus.
(c) A market.
(d) A carnival.

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

13. What is a nganga?
(a) A priest.
(b) A leader.
(c) A sorcerer.
(d) A healer.

14. What does Nhamo see as a sign that she can keep the item she found in the hut on the island?
(a) A mouse.
(b) A gardenia branch.
(c) An animal paw print.
(d) An adder.

15. What kind of tree does Nhamo decide to camp by on the island?
(a) Palm.
(b) Banana.
(c) Bread fruit.
(d) Lucky bean.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the food items Nhamo finds on the big island?

2. Where does Nhamo land after drifting unanchored all night?

3. In a dream, what does Crocodile Guts remind Nhamo to do?

4. Why is Nhamo sitting in a fig tree at the beginning of the book?

5. Where does Nhamo's father's family live?

(see the answer keys)

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