So Long a Letter Test | Final Test - Easy

Mariama Ba
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the narrator respond to Daouda Dieng's looks of admiration?
(a) She lowers her eyes in submission.
(b) She flirts with him.
(c) She is embarrassed.
(d) She is hoping he wants to marry her.

2. What two woman does the narrator compare?
(a) Daba and Binetou.
(b) Nabou and Binetou.
(c) Aunty Nabou and Lady Mother-in-law.
(d) Aissatou and herself.

3. What does the narrator believe about Lady mother-in-law?
(a) She was appalled at the marriage of Binetou to Modou.
(b) She gave her permission for Binetou to marry so Binetou would be happy.
(c) She wants to escape poverty through her daughter Binetou's marriage.
(d) She does not yet know about the marriage.

4. What does Daouda Dieng ask of the narrator?
(a) To ask her advice about his youngest son.
(b) To marry him.
(c) He does not come back to visit again.
(d) To run on a socialist ticket with him.

5. What has Daouda Dieng been called publicly?
(a) A racist.
(b) A candidate for presidency.
(c) An embezzler.
(d) A feminist.

6. What was the narrator's emotional response to an offer of marriage after Modou's death?
(a) Outrage at being treated as an object.
(b) Fearful but willing.
(c) Hesitant because of her children.
(d) Excited by the prospect.

7. What does the narrator do to Modou about his second marriage?
(a) She pretends it didn't happen.
(b) She forgives him.
(c) She gives him an ultimatum.
(d) She asks him to have it annulled.

8. Who are attracted to the narrator as a prospective wife?
(a) Men who want a traditional, submissive wife.
(b) Men who want her inheritance.
(c) No one because the narrator is too old.
(d) Men who want a woman who can earn a paycheck.

9. What does the narrator think of Aissatou's choice to leave her husband and move to the United States?
(a) That Aissatou never loved Mawdo.
(b) That Aissatou should have stayed.
(c) The narrator approves of the choice.
(d) That Aissatou is immoral.

10. What happens to her sons Alioune and Malick?
(a) They are hit by a motorcycle.
(b) They quit school to support their mother.
(c) They both refuse to marry who their mother has chosen for them.
(d) They are kidnapped by their father.

11. What is ironic about Daouda Dieng's marriage proposal?
(a) He does not propose marriage, but rather an affair.
(b) He is already married, so the narrator would be the second wife.
(c) It is many years too late.
(d) He is recently widowed.

12. How does the narrator act upon hearing the news?
(a) She hides her distress from her visitors.
(b) She is indifferent since she is first wife and most important.
(c) She flies into a rage and slaps Modou.
(d) She immediately packs and leaves for the United States.

13. What does Daouda Dieng think is necessary to help the development of Senegal?
(a) A fight against poverty and for women to be politically involved.
(b) For woman to stay home and have babies.
(c) More colleges to open in Senegal.
(d) Lots of foreign aid from the United States.

14. How does Modou juggle the two marriages and wives?
(a) He decides to annul the second marriage.
(b) He stays one week with one and the next with the other.
(c) He moves the second wife in the same house as the first.
(d) He abandons the narrator and their life together.

15. How does Binetou feel about her marriage to Modou?
(a) She is indifferent.
(b) She hates being married so young.
(c) She misses her former life.
(d) She is glad to be taken care of.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who makes repairs around the narrator's house now that her husband has abandoned her?

2. What happens whenever the narrator goes to the movies alone?

3. What is the reason the narrator gives for not marrying Daouda Dieng?

4. How did Modou respond to the narrator having a new car?

5. What happens when Modou and Binetou go out?

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