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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In a dream, what does Crocodile Guts remind Nhamo to do?
(a) Listen to the njuzu.
(b) Have faith in her abilities.
(c) Thank the ancestors.
(d) Pack food for her journey.

2. What does Nhamo try to imitate while learning to swim?
(a) Men from the village.
(b) Insects.
(c) Animals.
(d) Fish.

3. What was wrong with Masvita after the cholera epidemic?
(a) She had strange scars on her back.
(b) She lost some of her hair.
(c) She was weak and listless.
(d) Her monthly bleeding stopped.

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

5. Why is Nhamo so afraid when she dreams about Crocodile Guts?
(a) She lied to him.
(b) He is dead.
(c) She took his boat.
(d) He was always mean to her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nhamo see in the night that gives her hope?

2. What does Nhamo use to hollow out her boat?

3. What does Masvita's aunt die from?

4. What is Nhamo's mother's name?

5. Whom does Nhamo dream about going over a cliff?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Nhamo decide to hunt, and why?

2. What does Nhamo think her dream about Long Teats was trying to tell her?

3. What makes Nhamo upset as the family is travelling to the trading post, and how is this resolved?

4. What does Nhamo do to calm her fears while she waits for the hippos to leave?

5. What is the story that Nhamo tells herself while waiting for her boat to be repaired?

6. What does Grandmother tell Nhamo about her mother the day Masvita enters womanhood?

7. What happens when Nhamo's food rations run out?

8. What does Nhamo do for Masvita when she can't sleep?

9. Why does Grandmother say Chipo never liked Nhamo?

10. How does Rosa try to help Nhamo?

(see the answer keys)

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