Nervous Conditions Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Ma'Shingayi gives birth, what does she have?
(a) Twins -- one boy and one girl.
(b) Twin sons.
(c) A son.
(d) A daughter.

2. Which of the following characters is the only one allowed in the family meeting regarding Lucia's presence on the homestead?
(a) Lucia.
(b) Tambu.
(c) Nyasha.
(d) Ma'Shingayi.

3. What is the first doctor Nyasha's parents take her to see?
(a) A psychologist.
(b) A medicine man.
(c) A surgeon.
(d) An oncologist.

4. Which of the following food items turns green when it cannot be refrigerated, but is still served to guests?
(a) Meat.
(b) Potatoes.
(c) Cheese.
(d) Bread.

5. Despite having a latrine, where does Tambu go to the bathroom?
(a) In the bushes.
(b) In a bedpan.
(c) She travels to the only flush toilet in town, at the library.
(d) In the river.

6. Which of the following characters does NOT fall to their knees in gratitude to Babamukuru?
(a) Tambu.
(b) Lucia.
(c) Maiguru.
(d) Ma'Shingayi.

7. On what type of bed does Tambu's mother sleep?
(a) A reed mat.
(b) A bamboo mat.
(c) A dirt floor.
(d) A featherbed.

8. With which of the following disorders does Nyasha struggle?
(a) Anorexia.
(b) Insomnia.
(c) Bulimia.
(d) Hemophilia.

9. What happens when students are "screened out"?
(a) They are promoted to a higher grade.
(b) They are kicked out of the school.
(c) They are sent to a different school in another town.
(d) They are left to repeat their same grade.

10. What does Lucia threaten to do to Ma'Shingayi's baby if she doesn't get out of bed?
(a) Drown him.
(b) Stab him.
(c) Poison him.
(d) Bury him.

11. Where is Tambu's father when the she arrives to visit?
(a) Sick in the hospital.
(b) He has passed away.
(c) Working in the fields.
(d) Shopping in town.

12. What job does Babamukuru find for Lucia?
(a) A nurse.
(b) A maid.
(c) A cook.
(d) A driver.

13. Which of the following is NOT a reason Lucia gives as to why she must stay on the homestead?
(a) The homestead is her family.
(b) She has nowhere else to go.
(c) She is too poor to leave.
(d) She was invited to stay.

14. Which of the following characters does NOT speak to Babamukuru about Tambu's punishment?
(a) Maiguru.
(b) Nyasha.
(c) Tambu.
(d) Lucia.

15. How many lashes does Tambu receive on the day of her parents' wedding?
(a) 25.
(b) 35.
(c) 15.
(d) 5.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the man Lucia arrived at the homestead with?

2. How does Babamukuru react to the dress Nyasha wears for the dance?

3. Who makes the final decision to kick Lucia off the homestead?

4. What surprises Tambu about the latrine at the homestead?

5. What does Babamukuru give to Jeremiah as a wedding gift?

(see the answer keys)

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