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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. Which of the following is NOT true of Nyasha?
(a) She had forgotten that Africa was her home.
(b) That she thinks the African people are savages.
(c) Returning home to Africa was a shock.
(d) That she can no longer speak Shona.

2. Where does Tambu's mother work?
(a) In an office.
(b) In a garden.
(c) In a school.
(d) In a nursery.

3. Who is the first relative to be served at Tambu's dinner party?
(a) Jeremiah.
(b) Babamukuru.
(c) Maiguru.
(d) Ma'Shingayi.

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

5. With whom does Tambu share a bedroom at Babamukuru's home?
(a) Nyasha.
(b) Anna.
(c) Maiguru.
(d) Tambu has her own bedroom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who rises from the dinner table to fetch whatever Babamukuru wishes during the meal?

2. What language does Chido speak?

3. How does Babamukuru arrive at the village when he comes to visit?

4. Which of the following is NOT a duty young girls in Tambu's village learn to do before getting married?

5. Which of the following is the traditional dish eaten as a staple at most meals by the villagers?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Nhamo react to Babamukuru's home and how did his reaction affect Tambu when she arrives at the home?

4. How does Babamukuru control the education of the village children where Tambu lives?

5. How does Nyasha react to the fact that she cannot find her D.H. Lawrence book?

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

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

8. How does Tambu describe the swimming holes near her home?

9. How does Tambu feel about the tea Maiguru serves at her home?

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

(see the answer keys)

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