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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. Before a family could immigrate to the United States, they needed to do what in "Coming to America"?
(a) Learn U.S. history.
(b) Pay a fee.
(c) Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
(d) Take a test.

2. Where did Mawi's mother take him and his siblings to find their father in "Memories"?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Ethiopia.
(c) Nigeria.
(d) Sudan.

3. What country borders Eritrea to the south?
(a) Nigeria.
(b) Sudan.
(c) Djibouti.
(d) Ethiopia.

4. What was the name of Mawi's half-sister who joined his family in immigrating to America?
(a) Tsege.
(b) Hntsa-Eyesus.
(c) Mehret.
(d) Mulu.

5. What was the name of the woman who would take the children to the college to play soccer and play on the playground in "God's Angels"?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Charlene.
(c) Ruth.
(d) Beth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mawi's family was first cleared to go to the United States in what year?

2. What was the name of Mawi's mother?

3. Along with their small gardens and healthcare from the Swedish Ministry, on what did Mawi's family survive in "The Camp"?

4. What is a literary device in which an author indistinctly suggests certain plot developments that might come later in the story?

5. To make ends meet, Mawi's family found ____________ in "A New Life."

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Tewolde and Mawi take the weight bench in "Libee Migbar"? What discovery did Mawi make of his brother?

2. What woman helped Mawi's family find a sponsor in "A New Life"? How did the family adjust to the culture shock of the new country?

3. How did Mawi's father come to work essentially as a doctor, as described in "The Making of a Man"?

4. What did Mawi and his brother learn about their father's departure in "Coffee Tales"?

5. How does the author describe his origins in the Author's Note? What is the political history of this region?

6. What did Mawi's father teach his children about strangers in "God's Angels"?

7. What athletics was the author involved in during high school, as related in "Eyeing the Mountaintop"? Who helped him succeed?

8. What plan did Mawi and Tewolde develop on Halloween in "Days of Mischief"?

9. How did Mawi recall his transition to America in the end of the narrative? What obstacles did he overcome?

10. Describe the evolution of Mawi's feelings about his father in the narrative. What did Haileab teach him?

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