Mating Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator lose when one of her animals runs off?
(a) The tent.
(b) All of these.
(c) Water.
(d) Part of her supplies.

2. How is Grace Denoon described by the narrator when she runs into Grace?
(a) Obviously rich.
(b) All of these.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Acting strangely.

3. Why does the relationship between Martin Wade and the narrator dissolve?
(a) Martin is far more ascetic than the narrator.
(b) All of these.
(c) Martin's involvement in dangerous political activities.
(d) Martin is very opposed to the luxury the narrator represents as an American.

4. Who does the narrator call "my boys" during her trip to Tsau?
(a) Her two donkeys.
(b) Her two guides.
(c) Her two horses.
(d) Her two snakes.

5. How does the narrator's demeanor change as she finally enters Tsau?
(a) She is frantic.
(b) She is sobbing.
(c) She is angry.
(d) She is confused.

6. Who must the narrator pretend she does not know while in Tsau?
(a) Dineo.
(b) Mma Isang.
(c) Grace Denoon.
(d) Nelson Denoon.

7. What language does Nelson Denoon use to deliver a speech?
(a) French.
(b) English.
(c) Setswana.
(d) Spanish.

8. Who does the narrator have quasi-romantic interludes with while traveling to Victoria Falls?
(a) Nelson.
(b) Alexander.
(c) Giles.
(d) William.

9. What is Nelson Denoon doing when the narrator and Grace find him at the party?
(a) He is kissing another woman.
(b) He is having a debate with black and white politicians.
(c) He is telling jokes with a group of other men.
(d) He is discussing academics with other black and white professors.

10. How does Nelson Denoon react to the narrator's arrival in Tsau?
(a) He pretends he doesn't know her.
(b) He is angry at her for coming.
(c) He is surprised and disappointed.
(d) He is happy to see her.

11. What happens at the end of Nelson's speech at the party?
(a) None of these.
(b) A thunderstorm.
(c) A sandstorm.
(d) A flood.

12. What activity do the narrator and Nelson do together around the village?
(a) They share meals together.
(b) They check livestock.
(c) They take walks together.
(d) They find uses for new inventions.

13. Whose trust does Martin Wade have that is very unusual?
(a) Soldiers of the South African army.
(b) The black politicians.
(c) The black revolutionaries.
(d) The white South African rulers.

14. What physical ailment is "Z" hiding that the narrator helps him alleviate?
(a) "Z" has an arm with nerve damage, causing him a great deal of pain.
(b) "Z" has an infected leg which causes a great deal of pain.
(c) "Z" has severe back pain.
(d) "Z" recently lost a toe on one foot and it's very painful for him.

15. What do the villagers of Tsau do at night?
(a) Go around the village socializing with houses that have a welcome light on.
(b) Stay in their individual homes for safety reasons.
(c) Meet in the community building for dinner.
(d) Develop a plan for tomorrow's chores and activities.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Grace and the narrator find Nelson Denoon?

2. Where does Nelson ask the narrator to have dinner when he returns to Tsau?

3. Where does the narrator believe Nelson has gone while he is on retreat?

4. What is the narrator's most unusual quality?

5. What does Nelson Denoon represent to the narrator?

(see the answer keys)

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