Mating Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the population of Tsau?
(a) 550.
(b) 400.
(c) 500.
(d) 450.

2. What job is the narrator offered at a party in Gaborone?
(a) House sitting.
(b) Dog walking.
(c) Secretary.
(d) Department Director.

3. How does the narrator travel the second leg, the last 100 miles, of her trip to Tsau?
(a) On camels.
(b) None of these.
(c) On horseback.
(d) On foot.

4. Who do the homesteads belong to in Tsau?
(a) Nelson Denoon.
(b) The Mother Committee.
(c) Men of the village.
(d) Women of the village.

5. What is the narrator doing when she bumps into Grace Denoon?
(a) She is buying groceries.
(b) She is making travel arrangements.
(c) She is buying tweezers.
(d) She is getting her hair done.

6. Who disrobes in front the narrator in the bathhouse?
(a) Mma Isang.
(b) Dorcas.
(c) Dineo.
(d) Nelson Denoon.

7. Who does the narrator tell about her travel plans?
(a) A native African family she's staying with.
(b) "Z".
(c) Nuns at the mission.
(d) Residents of the settlement.

8. Where is the narrator from originally?
(a) Minnesota.
(b) Iowa.
(c) Missouri.
(d) Illinois.

9. What does the narrator do to set herself apart when she meets Nelson Denoon?
(a) She is very witty.
(b) She speaks to him in Setswana.
(c) Both of these.
(d) Neither of these.

10. What does the narrator realize is part of Grace's problem at the party?
(a) She has taken drugs.
(b) Grace is drunk.
(c) Grace is very distraught.
(d) She has a mental illness.

11. Who leads the narrator to Nelson Denoon?
(a) Children.
(b) Women in the market.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A local official.

12. Who is building a village from the ground up?
(a) "Z".
(b) Martin Wade.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Nelson Denoon.

13. How many members are on Tsau's governing body?
(a) Five.
(b) Eight.
(c) Seven.
(d) Ten.

14. Who takes the narrator in when she arrives in Tsau?
(a) A woman named Mma Isang.
(b) Nelson Denoon.
(c) A woman named Dineo.
(d) A man named Isang Mma.

15. How long does the narrator plan to rest in Gaborone?
(a) Until her savings run out.
(b) Until she leaves for Europe.
(c) Until she has to return to school.
(d) Until her ship returns to the U.S.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator study in the African bush as a part of her thesis?

2. Who grabs the narrator by the hips and pushes her forward after Nelson Denoon's speech?

3. What are the purposes of the inventions Nelson Denoon puts around Tsau?

4. What does the narrator consider her work on her thesis in the African bush?

5. How old is the narrator when she starts her journey to Gaborone at the beginning of the book?

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