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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What chore is Masvita doing while Nhamo prepares dinner?
(a) Brushing her sister's hair.
(b) Making pots.
(c) Separating corn kernels.
(d) Gathering water.

2. What does Nhamo teach herself during her boat journey?
(a) To steer.
(b) To bathe.
(c) To fish.
(d) To swim.

3. Where does Nhamo get the clay she uses to repair her boat?
(a) A baboon nest.
(b) A termite hill.
(c) A beaver dam.
(d) The river banks.

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

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

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

7. Why is Nhamo sitting in a fig tree at the beginning of the book?
(a) She is gathering figs for dinner.
(b) She is hiding from some boys.
(c) She is trying to avoid doing chores.
(d) She is getting out of the heat.

8. Where does Kufa take the family after the cholera epidemic?
(a) The great falls.
(b) The burial grounds.
(c) The cleanser.
(d) The trading post.

9. What is Princess Senwa's husband's name?
(a) Kakono.
(b) Kinkla.
(c) Kramona.
(d) Karken.

10. What does Nhamo hear as she is leaving the small island?
(a) The njuzu singing.
(b) Her mother and Crocodile Guts.
(c) A roar of an animal.
(d) The wind.

11. What does Nhamo use to hollow out her boat?
(a) Hot coals.
(b) Acidic venom.
(c) A spear.
(d) Termites.

12. What is Nhamo's most prized possession?
(a) A magazine cover.
(b) A chocolate wrapper.
(c) A tin box.
(d) A tea cup.

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

14. What does Grandmother say she wants to help Nhamo do?
(a) Escape.
(b) Find a good husband.
(c) Be a good wife.
(d) Understand her family.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Nhamo do to get Ruva to eat?

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

4. What starts while Nhamo is fighting against the current?

5. What does Nhamo try to imitate while learning to swim?

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