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Tsitsi Dangarembga
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What language does Tambu and her family speak at home?
(a) Igbo.
(b) Mande.
(c) Yoruba.
(d) Shona.

2. How does Tambu feel when she enters her uncle's house for the first time?
(a) She feels excited.
(b) She feels bored.
(c) She feels embarrassed.
(d) She feels terrified.

3. What does Tambu devise a plan to avoid?
(a) Distractions.
(b) Illness.
(c) Her family.
(d) Sleep.

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

5. Why does Tambu have a difficult time bonding with Nyasha?
(a) Because of their language barrier.
(b) Because their families have forbidden their friendship.
(c) Because of their economic statuses.
(d) Because of their age difference.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Babamukuru claim he cannot eat a meal without?

2. What is the only thing Tambu wants to do after she arrives at Babamukuru's?

3. In what country did Nyasha attend school?

4. How long would one shilling feed Tambu's family back in the village?

5. Which of the following is NOT a tradition observed by Babamukuru's family at the dinner table?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nyasha feel about the time she and her brother spent in England?

2. What happens when Tambu begins to grow her own garden of corn to pay for her tuition?

3. Why are the young men at Babamukuru's dinner party unhappy?

4. What excuses does Maiguru make about Nyasha's poor attitude and rude behavior?

5. What do the village children eat at the dinner party honoring Babamukuru?

6. What strategies does Tambu employ to keep her mind on her studies?

7. How does Tambu react to Babamukuru's arrival in the village?

8. During Tambu's first dinner with the family, how does Babamukuru mandate when, and what, his family will eat?

9. How does Tambu react to her discovery in the cornfield?

10. What emotions does Tambu feel when she enters her uncle, Babamukuru's, home for the first time?

(see the answer keys)

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