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. Who grabs the narrator by the hips and pushes her forward after Nelson Denoon's speech?
(a) "Z".
(b) Grace Denoon.
(c) Wade Martin.
(d) Nelson Denoon.

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

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

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

5. Who says "while capitalism is destroying Africa and its village's socialism is not the answer"?
(a) Martin Wade.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Grace Denoon.
(d) Nelson Denoon.

6. 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) His real identity.
(d) Information on a social experiment.

7. How old is the narrator when she starts her journey to Gaborone at the beginning of the book?
(a) 30-years-old.
(b) 29-years-old.
(c) 31-years-old.
(d) 32-years-old.

8. Who would like to see Nelson and the narrator together as a couple?
(a) Grace Denoon.
(b) Dorca.
(c) Dineo.
(d) Mma Isang.

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

10. What critique does the narrator have of Nelson Denoon?
(a) The way he treats his wife.
(b) His unorthadox approach to local politics.
(c) His disheveled appearance.
(d) His unpolished speaking style.

11. What are the names of the animals the narrator is traveling with?
(a) Mmo and Baph.
(b) Moa and Bapt.
(c) Milly and Billy.
(d) Frank and Betty.

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

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

14. What is the narrator's most unusual quality?
(a) Her didactic memory.
(b) Her ability to remember names and faces.
(c) Her physical appearance.
(d) Her obsession with geography.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many members are on Tsau's governing body?

2. What physical change in the narrator causes her to worry about physical stress and poor nutrition while in the bush?

3. Who do the homesteads belong to in Tsau?

4. What language does Nelson Denoon use to deliver a speech?

5. What does the narrator position herself as once she is in Gaborone?

(see the answer keys)

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