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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of prize did the winner of Tamou's competitions receive?
(a) Pastilla.
(b) Caftan.
(c) Medal.
(d) Money.

2. Who was Zin?
(a) Messina's cousin.
(b) Family cook.
(c) Doorkeeper.
(d) Family gardner.

3. What was the "djellaba" that Mernissi's mother wanted to wear?
(a) Caftan.
(b) Men's coat that allowed for freedom of walking.
(c) Dress styled on western fashions.
(d) Pants that the nationalists' wives wore.

4. What did Mernissi's mother pack for the picnic that her father said to forget about bringing?
(a) Wine.
(b) Books.
(c) Food.
(d) Swings.

5. What was the name of the French city described in "The French Harem"?
(a) Medina.
(b) Ville Nouvelle.
(c) New France.
(d) Petite Paris.

6. What did Zin and Jawad wear when they went to the movies?
(a) Caftans.
(b) Red bow ties.
(c) Khakis and polo shirts.
(d) Jeans and t-shirts.

7. What kind of competitions did Tamou organize?
(a) Running.
(b) Horse riding.
(c) Baking.
(d) Musical performances.

8. What section of the harem did Mernissi's mother and Chama walk in to get to the movies?
(a) Rebel's.
(b) Elderly section.
(c) With the children.
(d) Men's.

9. What did Krisha's wife not like to do?
(a) Sing.
(b) Read.
(c) Garden.
(d) Housework.

10. What was Mernissi's father's favorite drink?
(a) Chocolate milk.
(b) Milk shake with almonds and orange flower essence.
(c) Tea.
(d) Coconut milk.

11. Who played the part of the Prince Hassan in the play about Asmahan?
(a) Chama.
(b) Samir.
(c) Fatima.
(d) Zin.

12. What year did Mernissi's mother give up covering her face and wearing a veil?
(a) 1930.
(b) 1959.
(c) 1943.
(d) 1956.

13. What route did Mernissi take to secretly escape her house in Fez?
(a) Back door.
(b) Terrace.
(c) Front gate late at night.
(d) Window.

14. In what year did Tamou arrive at Grandfather Tazi's farm?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1980.
(c) 2003.
(d) 1926.

15. What did Mernissi fear about going down the dark stairs at night in her childhood home?
(a) Fear of falling.
(b) Fear of demons.
(c) Fear of doorkeeper.
(d) Fear of rats.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The French Harem," what does Mernissi say she had to have permission to do?

2. What did Mernissi have trouble pronouncing when she was young?

3. What rank did Lalla Thor have on Grandfather Tazi's farm?

4. What was the name of Yasmina's duck?

5. What was Lalla Thor's personality like?

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