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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. What does Maureen realize she doesn’t have to worry about anymore in Section 9?
(a) Her husband, as he has learned to care for himself.
(b) Her children, as they have learned to care for themselves.
(c) July, as he has now taken control.
(d) Herself, as she no longer cares about anything.

2. What does the chief want Bam to do to help him?
(a) He wants Bam to leave.
(b) Bring his gun, and teach him to shoot.
(c) Bring his car, and help drive soldiers.
(d) Bring his family to the chief’s village for better protection.

3. What does Maureen advise July to do about the car in Section 7?
(a) Wait until he can get the parts.
(b) Wait for Bam to fix it.
(c) Wait until after the riots to fix it.
(d) Wait for fall to fix it.

4. What does Bam realize about his feelings for his wife in Section 7?
(a) He feels he loves her more every day.
(b) He feels she is cruel.
(c) He feels he no longer knows her.
(d) He feels she hates him.

5. What phrases does Bam hear on the radio that attracts his attention in Section 8?
(a) Mentions of the American Embassy.
(b) Mentions of flights out of Johannesburg.
(c) Mentions of America.
(d) Mentions of bombs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Maureen give for working with the women in Section 7?

2. What does Bam do to rectify the situation after a villager accuses the children of something in Section 6?

3. What term does July use that frustrates the Small family?

4. How does July feel about Maureen working with the women of his village in Section 7?

5. What is born within Maureen’s hut?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bam try to explain about why the chief shouldn’t kill his own people?

2. Describe the gumba-gumba, and the resulting party atmosphere.

3. Why do you think Gina and the kids are so readily accepted, but Bam and Maureen are not?

4. After more conversation in Chapter 6, what does Martha reveal she was really concerned with?

5. What does the author mean when she says Victor is angry “with a white man’s anger, too big for him”?

6. Explain how Bam now feels about his wife by Section 7.

7. What is July’s feeling about Maureen working in the fields, and why?

8. What does it imply that the chief can speak in English, but doesn’t at first?

9. Describe the birth of animals in the Smalls’ hut, and how that relates to the accusation of theft.

10. Why does Maureen give a final belittling speech to July, and what does she say?

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