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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 color is the dirt surrounding Babamukuru's home?
(a) Brown.
(b) Black.
(c) Red.
(d) Tan.

2. How does Tambu treat Nhamo before he leaves for school?
(a) She is uncharacteristically kind to him.
(b) She is affectionate and sentimental.
(c) She slaps him in the face.
(d) She is unable to speak to him.

3. What disease was Nhamo diagnosed as dying from?
(a) Scarlet fever.
(b) Mumps.
(c) Small pox.
(d) Measles.

4. What part about Babamukuru's eating habits worries Tambu?
(a) That he eats too late.
(b) That he eats too early.
(c) That he eats too infrequently.
(d) That he eats too frequently.

5. What does Tambu's mother think is the most important thing a woman must learn to carry?
(a) Her babies.
(b) Her fears.
(c) Her worries.
(d) Her burderns.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following beverages does Tambu regularly drink with Maiguru?

3. What does Nyasha believe that her parents feel for her?

4. After the formal welcoming speech, which of the following contraptions is Tambu too embarrassed to admit she cannot work?

5. How does Nhamo feel about Babamukuru's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Babamukuru's family feel about their maid, Anna?

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

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

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

5. What happens when Tambu is in town with Mr. Matimbo?

6. How does Tambu feel about the food served to her and the cutlery she is forced to use at the table?

7. Why does Tambu have a difficult time bonding with Nyasha?

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

9. How does Tambu's mother provide financial help for her household?

10. How does Tambu handle washing the hands of her relatives?

(see the answer keys)

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