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. Which of the following students claims that studying for the exams is "the first time I've done something that matters"?
(a) Chido.
(b) Nyasha.
(c) Nyaradzo.
(d) Tambu.

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

3. What is the name of Tambu's youngest brother?
(a) Zodambud.
(b) Budzodam.
(c) Odambudz.
(d) Dambudzo.

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

5. What does Nyasha do to her father that causes him to go into a blind fury, repeatedly slamming her head into the floor?
(a) She ignores him.
(b) She punches him.
(c) She calls him by his first name.
(d) She spits on him.

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

7. Where is Tambu's mother lying when the family first arrives?
(a) In the fields.
(b) On the kitchen floor.
(c) In the bedroom.
(d) Near the latrine.

8. What does Nyaradzo's family do for a living?
(a) They are missionaries.
(b) They are farmers.
(c) They are unemployed.
(d) They are doctors.

9. Which of the following characters does NOT accompany Tambu to her new school with the nuns?
(a) Ma'Shingayi.
(b) Maiguru.
(c) Babamukuru.
(d) Nyasha.

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

11. Which of the following male characters compliments Maiguru on how hard she works and tells her that she may go to bed?
(a) Babamukuru.
(b) Tete Peter.
(c) Jeremiah.
(d) Thomas.

12. 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.

13. How does Tambu react to her first school dance?
(a) She is bored.
(b) She enjoys herself fully.
(c) She is confused.
(d) She is overwhelmed.

14. How long had Lucia been homeless before coming to stay at the homestead?
(a) 19 years.
(b) 13 years.
(c) 11 years.
(d) 21 years.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the school at which the nuns work?

2. Which of the following is the same about Ma'Shingayi and Lucia at the time when Tambu comes to visit?

3. How does Tambu feel about Lucia's outburst in the family meeting, at which she promises to leave the homestead, taking Ma'Shingayi with her?

4. Which of the following topics does Nyasha frequently discuss in her letters to Tambu?

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

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