Nervous Conditions Test | Final Test - Medium

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

2. Which of the following women is the eldest in Tambu's family?
(a) Tete Gladys.
(b) Maiguru.
(c) Ma'Shingayi.
(d) Lucia.

3. How does Babamukuru react to the dress Nyasha wears for the dance?
(a) He thinks she looks like a clown.
(b) He thinks she looks womanly.
(c) He thinks she looks beautiful.
(d) He thinks she looks inappropriate.

4. With which of the following disorders does Nyasha struggle?
(a) Hemophilia.
(b) Bulimia.
(c) Anorexia.
(d) Insomnia.

5. Which of the following characters does NOT object to Tambu accepting a scholarship from the nuns?
(a) Nyasha.
(b) Babamukuru.
(c) Maiguru.
(d) Ma'Shingayi.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT a reason Lucia gives as to why she must stay on the homestead?

2. Where is Tambu's father when the she arrives to visit?

3. What color is the fabric purchased for the bridesmaids' dresses?

4. How does Nyasha feel about the upcoming school exams?

5. What happens when students are "screened out"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tambu feel about her parents' impending wedding ceremony?

2. How does Tambu feel about the village latrine?

3. After Nyasha collapses and is brought to the doctor, what is her diagnosis?

4. Why do nuns from the Sacred Heart arrive at the mission school?

5. What happens to Nyasha when she is late to the dinner table on the evening before Tambu leaves for the Sacred Heart?

6. Why doesn't Nyasha want to attend the missionary school one town over?

7. What is Maiguru responsible for during the trip to the homestead, and how does she react to this responsibility?

8. What does Nyasha find most strange about the white people who live at the mission?

9. How does Maiguru react to the vicious fight that breaks out between Babamukuru and Nyasha after the dance?

10. How does Ma'Shingayi feel about Tambu winning the scholarship?

(see the answer keys)

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