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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 is July trying to fix on the car in Section 7?
(a) The exhaust.
(b) The gas tank.
(c) The starter.
(d) The engine.
2. What phrases does Bam hear on the radio that attracts his attention in Section 8?
(a) Mentions of flights out of Johannesburg.
(b) Mentions of bombs.
(c) Mentions of America.
(d) Mentions of the American Embassy.
3. Where do Bam and the children go after dinner in Section 10?
(c) Back to the party.
4. What does Martha wonder about town?
(a) Whether Maureen told July what to do.
(b) Whether the children went to school.
(c) What the streets looked like.
(d) What the house looked like.
5. What do Maureen and Bam listen to instead of their regular radio broadcast in Section 7?
(a) American news.
(b) African news.
(c) Cuban news.
(d) Military radio.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happened to Nora’s husband?
2. Why does Maureen question July in Section 7, when he talks of going back to the way things were?
3. What reason does Maureen give for working with the women in Section 7?
4. Who drives the car with the family in Section 7?
5. What does Bam wonder about, in terms of what July will do if the Smalls are evicted?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Maureen surprised when July mentions he wants things to go back?
2. Why does Maureen give a final belittling speech to July, and what does she say?
3. In Section 9, what does Martha dream for the future, and how does this differ from July’s dreams?
4. Explain why the chief wants to learn to use a gun.
5. Explain how Maureen feels about her husband after living in the village for a time.
6. Explain how July sees his chief.
7. What does Bam try to explain about why the chief shouldn’t kill his own people?
8. Why do you think Gina and the kids are so readily accepted, but Bam and Maureen are not?
9. What does the author mean when she says Victor is angry “with a white man’s anger, too big for him”?
10. Explain Maureen’s feelings about her life, prior to the riots, as reflected upon in Section 9.
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