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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When thinking about her education, what does Nyasha wish?
(a) That she had been allowed to stay in England.
(b) That she could stay in school forever.
(c) That she had never been sent to England.
(d) That she had never been sent to school.

2. At what age does Babamukuru believe children should be sent to school?
(a) 9.
(b) 13.
(c) 7.
(d) 11.

3. How does Tambu feel about the way Nyasha speaks to Maiguru?
(a) She is apathetic.
(b) She is enthralled.
(c) She is confused.
(d) She is embarrassed.

4. What language does Chido speak?
(a) German.
(b) English.
(c) Swahili.
(d) French.

5. Which of the following articles of clothing has Tambu never heard of?
(a) Underwear.
(b) Cocktail gown.
(c) Pajamas.
(d) Slippers.

6. What does Babamukuru claim he cannot eat a meal without?
(a) Milk.
(b) Butter.
(c) Gravy.
(d) Molasses.

7. How does Nyasha feel about her family's maid?
(a) Nyasha completely ignores the maid.
(b) Nyasha finds the maid annoying.
(c) Nyasha is afraid of the maid's anger.
(d) Nyasha admires the maid's hard work.

8. How long after being diagnosed with his disease did Nhamo die?
(a) Two days.
(b) Two months.
(c) Two hours.
(d) Two weeks.

9. Who rises from the dinner table to fetch whatever Babamukuru wishes during the meal?
(a) Nyasha.
(b) Tambu.
(c) Anna.
(d) Maiguru.

10. Which of the following characters does Tambu describe as "intangible"?
(a) Anna.
(b) Maiguru.
(c) Babamukuru.
(d) Nyasha.

11. In what country did Nyasha attend school?
(a) England.
(b) France.
(c) Spain.
(d) United States.

12. During which month of the year does Nhamo return to his village from school?
(a) February.
(b) August.
(c) November.
(d) May.

13. In which of the following secret activities does Nyasha participate?
(a) Dancing.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Gambling.
(d) Smoking.

14. Who is Netsai in relation to Tambu?
(a) Her cousin.
(b) Her aunt.
(c) Her sister.
(d) Her mother.

15. What part about her uncle makes Tambu the most uncomfortable?
(a) His appearance.
(b) His wealth.
(c) His attitude.
(d) His religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Babamukuru's wife?

2. How does Tambu feel when she enters her uncle's house for the first time?

3. What does Tambu devise a plan to avoid?

4. What has Babamukuru taken away from Nyasha, causing an uproar at the dinner table?

5. Where does Tambu's mother sell her food items?

(see the answer keys)

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