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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 does Nelson believe African village-societies can offer Africans?
(a) All of these.
(b) A utopian environment.
(c) The opportunity to pursue other ideas and dreams.
(d) The ability to choose work they are interested in.

2. How many homesteads are in Tsau?
(a) 250.
(b) 200.
(c) 150.
(d) 175.

3. What objects does the narrator obsess over losing during her trip to Tsau?
(a) Both 1 & 2.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) Her comb.
(d) Her mirror.

4. What does "Z" do for a living?
(a) "Z" is a British spy.
(b) "Z" is a local undercover agent.
(c) "Z" is a South African politician.
(d) "Z" is an American spy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the narrator go the day after the party to find Nelson Denoon?

2. What job is the narrator offered at a party in Gaborone?

3. Where does "Z" offer to take the narrator when she first meets him?

4. How long was the narrator in the African bush studying for her thesis?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. The narrator travels across the desert to Tsau with two donkeys. How does she feel about them? Why?

2. What does the narrator take with her to Tsau? Why is this significant?

3. Who is "Z" and what relationship does the narrator share with him?

4. What does the narrator pretend to be when she enters Tsau? Why?

5. What does the narrator notice as she approaches Tsau? What memories does it evoke?

6. How does the narrator prepare to leave for Tsau? How does she plan to travel? What risks is she taking?

7. Why does the narrator stick to the story she created when she first entered Tsau?

8. There are disagreements as to whether or not Nelson and the narrator should be a couple. Describe the feelings on this subject in the village.

9. Why does the narrator have such difficulty finding the place where Nelson Denoon is rumored to be staying?

10. Who is Martin Wade and what relationship does the narrator share with him?

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