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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. When Ma'Shingayi gives birth, what does she have?
(a) A daughter.
(b) A son.
(c) Twin sons.
(d) Twins -- one boy and one girl.

2. Which of the following characters stays behind after the holidays to care for Ma'Shingayi?
(a) Lucia.
(b) Tambu.
(c) Nyasha.
(d) Maiguru.

3. Which of the children in the novel has arrangements made to be sent to the missionary school one town over?
(a) Tambu.
(b) Nyasha.
(c) Nyaradzo.
(d) Chido.

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

5. Who is put in charge of purchasing material for the dresses to be used in Jeremiah and Ma'Shingayi's wedding?
(a) Maiguru.
(b) Nyasha.
(c) Ma'Shingayi.
(d) Tambu.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Nyasha sleep when she's getting a good night's sleep?

2. Which of the following is NOT something Ma'Shingayi accuses Maiguru of during the family meeting?

3. Which of the following is NOT a chore Tambu is expected to complete while visiting her family at the homestead?

4. Where is the school dance held?

5. Where is Tambu's mother lying when the family first arrives?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tambu feel when Babamukuru returns to the city, leaving her alone with her pregnant mother?

2. What part about studying makes Nyasha most nervous, and how does she combat those nerves?

3. How do Nyasha's parents react to the dress she wears to the Christmas dance?

4. How does Babamukuru feel about Lucia's presence on the homestead?

5. How are the dresses for Ma'Shingayi's wedding purchased?

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

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

8. How does Tambu react when Lucia announces that she is leaving the homestead for good?

9. Who is Nyaradzo?

10. How does Tambu feel about the village latrine?

(see the answer keys)

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