God's Bits of Wood Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does N'Deye Touti go after leaving the police in "Chapter 9"?

2. Why does Sounkare visit friends in "Chapter 10"?

3. Who does the narrator say knows who the father of Maimouna's twins is?

4. In "Chapter 4", why do the women in the cart have food?

5. Why does Penda ask about the father of Maimouna's children?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Doudou offered a promotion in "Chapter 12"?

2. What action does Tiemoko decide to take against Diara in "Chapter 7"?

3. What does Sounkare do at the beginning of the strike?

4. Why does Niakoro want to test Ad'jibid'ji's mind?

5. How does "Chapter 1" begin?

6. During Diara's trial, what things occur that make the crowd angry?

7. What makes Maimouna stand out in the marketplace?

8. What happens when N'Deye Touti encounters the police in "Chapter 9"?

9. What happens after the battle in "Chapter 3"?

10. What do N'Deye Touti and Beaugosse talk about in "Chapter 5"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What message does the author convey about tradition vs. progress in "God's Bits of Wood"?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Thies to Dakar as settings in this novel.

Essay Topic 3

How does the author define culture in this novel? How does culture sway in "God's Bits of Wood"?

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