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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. Mama hopes she can sell one of the new puppies to buy ______________________.
(a) Christmas gifts.
(b) Jigana's school books.
2. What has the man in #39 purchased recently?
(a) A house.
(b) A boat.
(c) A motorcycle.
(d) A car.
3. Which of the following is NOT something Maisha had when she left for work a few days ago?
(a) Long artificial fingernails.
(b) Pair of black jeans.
(c) Freshly applied perm.
(d) Newly bleached skin.
4. Fattening for Gabon starts with the line, "Selling your child or nephew could be more difficult than selling ________________________."
(a) Other kids.
(c) A car.
(d) Sea shells.
5. Which sibling of Maisha's is the only one she will allow to hang out on the street with her?
Short Answer Questions
1. Even though Kotchikpa no longer wants to travel to Gabon with Mama and Papa, Yewa is still allured by Western food and ___________________.
2. What does Mama do on Christmas morning to celebrate the day?
3. What does Jinga do when Maisha leaves?
4. Which one of the children does NOT escape from the hut?
5. What currency does Fofo Kpee put in the church collection?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mama try to break into Maisha's trunk?
2. How does Maisha's physical appearance symbolize her stolen innocence derived from her beauty?
3. Who are Kotchikpa and Yewa?
4. Why does Mama give her children glue to sniff on Christmas morning?
5. What does the motorcycle symbolize in the story?
6. Why does Jigana get special treatment in the family?
7. What treats does Fofo Kpee give to the children and what do they think is the occasion for the goodies?
8. What is the premise of "Fattening for Gabon"?
9. What role does Maisha play in the family and why do her parents resent her?
10. What is the true extent of Mama's gratitude toward Maisha when she gets on her knees to thank her daughter?
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