My Sister the Serial Killer Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the university colleague that Korede's father claimed gave him his knife?

2. To whose daughter's wedding is Korede's mother going in "Instagram"?

3. To what does Korede compare Tade's voice in "Song"?

4. Ayoola and Korede's father sometimes claimed that a university colleage gave him his knife in return for what?

5. Who was the first lover that Ayoola killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. From what narrative perspective is the novel related? Why is this important?

2. How is Korede's family's home described? Where is it located?

3. What is the inciting incident in My Sister, the Serial Killer? How does this event propel the action forward?

4. What is Korede's relationship with her mother like?

5. What does Mrs. Rotinu represent symbolically in the novel?

6. What are Korede's feelings about Tade?

7. Why is Korede upset when Ayoola visits her at work?

8. How do Ayoola and Korede differ physically?

9. How do Korede's coworkers react to Ayoola when they meet her?

10. What are Ayoola's perceptions of Tade? How do they differ from Korede's perceptions of him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the setting and historical context in My Sister, the Serial Killer. When does the story take place? Where is it primarily set? What aspects of this setting and its culture stand out to you the most? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the plot structure of My Sister, the Serial Killer. Is the narrative related in a linear or nonlinear style? Why? Where would you identify the climax of the story? Would you say that this novel follows a traditional plot arc? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the symbolism of Ayoola's knife in My Sister, the Serial Killer. Where did Ayoola get the knife? How many men has she used the knife on? What does the knife represent symbolically?

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