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. How does Babamukuru react to the dress Nyasha wears for the dance?
(a) He thinks she looks womanly.
(b) He thinks she looks like a clown.
(c) He thinks she looks inappropriate.
(d) He thinks she looks beautiful.

2. How many friends does Nyasha have at school?
(a) Three.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Two.

3. After the wedding, how long is Anna given off so Tambu can complete the household chores?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Two days.
(c) Two months.
(d) Two fortnights.

4. Which of the following characters begs Babamukuru to spare Nyasha and kill them instead?
(a) Chido.
(b) Maiguru.
(c) Mainini.
(d) Tambu.

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

6. Which of the following is NOT a topic Tambu's family discusses during their family meeting?
(a) Unmarried and pregnant daughters.
(b) Lack of money.
(c) Crop rotation.
(d) Abusive sons.

7. Who curls up next to Nyasha on the night of the fight, sleeping with their arms wrapped around her?
(a) Chido.
(b) Babamukuru.
(c) Maiguru.
(d) Tambu.

8. How are Ma'Shingayi and Lucia related?
(a) Lucia is Ma'Shingayi's aunt.
(b) Ma'Shingayi is Lucia's mother.
(c) They are sisters.
(d) They are cousins.

9. What is the name of the boy who teaches Nyasha new dance steps?
(a) Andy.
(b) Dave.
(c) Paul.
(d) Johnny.

10. Which of the following women is the eldest in Tambu's family?
(a) Ma'Shingayi.
(b) Maiguru.
(c) Tete Gladys.
(d) Lucia.

11. Which of the following topics does Nyasha frequently discuss in her letters to Tambu?
(a) Her diet.
(b) Her chores.
(c) Her crushes.
(d) Her grades.

12. What is Babamukuru's only expense at Tambu's new school?
(a) Her lodging.
(b) Her uniform.
(c) Her tuition.
(d) Her books.

13. What aspect of the nuns makes Tambu's family nervous?
(a) They are white.
(b) They are Catholic.
(c) They are rude.
(d) They are rich.

14. Which of the following is the same about Ma'Shingayi and Lucia at the time when Tambu comes to visit?
(a) They are both pregnant.
(b) They are both trying to divorce their husbands.
(c) They are both gravely ill.
(d) They are both learning to sew.

15. What is the name of the man Lucia arrived at the homestead with?
(a) Takesure.
(b) Makesure.
(c) Suretake.
(d) Suremake.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best describes Tambu's attitude as she returns to the homestead?

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

3. Which of the children in the novel has arrangements made to be sent to the missionary school one town over?

4. What job does Babamukuru find for Lucia?

5. What is the first doctor Nyasha's parents take her to see?

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