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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. Why do Harold and Julia say they are in Tsau?
(a) To teach English.
(b) To teach math.
(c) To teach science.
(d) To read Shakespeare in the schools.

2. How do Harold Mace and Julia Rodden arrive in Tsau?
(a) They traveled by horseback.
(b) They were flown in on a supply plane.
(c) They drove.
(d) They were escorted by villagers.

3. What does Nelson create on the women of the village that offends the narrator?
(a) A diagram that demonstrates the positions each woman holds.
(b) A map noting where the women came from.
(c) A map showing where the women will be relocated to start new villages.
(d) A diagram that shows the families, tribes, and affiliations.

4. What illness overtakes the narrator after Nelson has recovered?
(a) Hives.
(b) Fever.
(c) Stomach flu.
(d) Malaria.

5. What fact do a couple of women ask the narrator to confirm?
(a) She has no income.
(b) Her mother is poor.
(c) She has no father.
(d) All of these.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Nelson bring gifts for the night he comes to get the narrator?

2. Who are the night men in Tsau?

3. What racist belief does the narrator's mother hold?

4. Who supports Nelson's ideas about guns in the village?

5. The villagers want to allow guns in Tsau. What alternative does Nelson offer?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the narrator react when Nelson shows her a political diagram of the women in the village? Why? How does Nelson react? Why? Are their reactions characteristic of them?

2. How does the narrator feel after Nelson is found in the desert and back in Tsau? What does this mean for their future?

3. Why does the narrator become so frustrated when she has Nelson back in Gaborone? What does this frustration lead her to?

4. What argument do Nelson and the narrator have the day after the debate? Why is this significant?

5. What happens when the narrator invites Harold and Julia to their home for dinner?

6. What upsets Nelson about the growing amount of bartering with Basarwa, a nearby settlement? What items does he not like?

7. What shift occurs during the debate over God? Why does this happen?

8. What weighs heavily on the narrator's mind about her and Nelson's relationship? Why?

9. How does the village react to Nelson and the narrator becoming a couple? What happens that night?

10. How does Nelson suggest to the narrator that they could stay in Tsau? Why? How does the narrator respond?

(see the answer keys)

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