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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. If Nhamo could have spent his days in one location, which of the following would he have chosen?
(a) The parochial school.
(b) Babamukuru's house.
(c) Church.
(d) His childhood village.

2. How does Nhamo perform in school?
(a) He performs poorly in school.
(b) He does not attend school.
(c) He is an average student.
(d) He excels at school.

3. To which of the following places does Tambu compare Babamukur's home?
(a) Heaven.
(b) Purgatory.
(c) Hell.
(d) Nirvana.

4. How does Babamukuru arrive at the village when he comes to visit?
(a) On foot.
(b) By carriage.
(c) By helicopter.
(d) By car.

5. What does Maiguru claim she wants Tambu to eat while living under her roof?
(a) Whatever food is served to her.
(b) Whatever food makes her forget her home.
(c) Whatever food makes her happy.
(d) Whatever food the family eats.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Babamukuru's wife?

2. What year does Nhamo die?

3. Which of the following characters does Tambu liken to God?

4. Where does Tambu's mother work?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What hopes does Tambu have for her relationship with Nyasha once she arrives at Babamukuru's home?

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

3. How does Nhamo die?

4. How is Babamukuru treated by the village when he returns?

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

6. What does Babamukuru say in his formal speech welcoming Tambu to the family?

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

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

9. How do the girls at Sacred Heart treat Nyasha?

10. How does Tambu react to her sleeping arrangements at Babamukuru's house?

(see the answer keys)

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