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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why doesn't Nelson Denoon tell the narrator he is leaving Tsau?
(a) He cannot find her.
(b) All of these.
(c) He does not want to break his routine.
(d) He does not want to leave her a note.

3. How long does Nelson Denoon leave Tsau without telling the narrator?
(a) Four days.
(b) Three days.
(c) Ten days.
(d) A week.

4. What characteristics does "Z" demonstrate?
(a) Vanity.
(b) Interested in anthropology.
(c) All of these.
(d) Loneliness.

5. Who is drawn to "intellectual love"?
(a) Nelson Denoon.
(b) Martin Wade.
(c) Grace Denoon.
(d) The narrator.

6. What is motivating the narrator to travel to Tsau?
(a) Her desire to complete her thesis.
(b) Her desire to impress Nelson Denoon.
(c) Her need for adventure.
(d) Her need to crack the mystery.

7. What secret does "Z" finally share?
(a) His secret connection to Martin Wade.
(b) The fact that the narrator is being watched by the authorities.
(c) Information on a social experiment.
(d) His real identity.

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

9. What is a rondavel?
(a) A round thatched hut.
(b) A cart pulled by donkeys.
(c) A farming tool.
(d) A community building located in the center of the village.

10. Who does the narrator believe "Z" knows secrets about?
(a) Martin Wade.
(b) The narrator.
(c) None of these.
(d) Nelson Denoon.

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

12. Where does the narrator believe Nelson has gone while he is on retreat?
(a) He has gone to Gaborone for supplies.
(b) He is with another woman.
(c) He has gone to visit his ex-wife.
(d) He has started a new village without her.

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

14. What does the narrator consider her work on her thesis in the African bush?
(a) A failure.
(b) A success.
(c) Not what she was expecting, but she got interesting results.
(d) A challenge, but everything came out okay.

15. Where does the narrator stop before heading to Tsau?
(a) A mission in Kang.
(b) A settlement in Kang.
(c) A settlement in Cape Town.
(d) A mission in Botswana.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is building a village from the ground up?

2. Where is the narrator from originally?

3. Where is the narrator preparing to go in Chapter 2?

4. What is the social purpose of Tsau?

5. Who does the narrator call "my boys" during her trip to Tsau?

(see the answer keys)

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