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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What decision does the narrator make about her daughters?
(a) To send them to the United States for college.
(b) To pull them out of school and teach them traditional skills.
(c) To watch them more closely.
(d) To marry them by the time each is 21.
2. How does Binetou feel about her marriage to Modou?
(a) She misses her former life.
(b) She is glad to be taken care of.
(c) She hates being married so young.
(d) She is indifferent.
3. What does she catch three of her daughters doing that infuriates the narrator?
(a) Entertaining boys at home while their mother is gone.
(c) Corresponding with boys on the internet.
(d) Piercing their ears.
4. Who informs the narrator of the marriage?
(a) Diang Douba
(b) Mawdo Bw
5. Who is coming to visit the narrator in Chapter 22?
6. Who does the narrator blame for her children's problems?
(a) No one; they have few problems.
(b) Her deceased husband.
(c) Their own selves.
7. How does Binetou treat Modou?
(a) With awe and reverence.
(b) With the proper respect of a wife to a husband.
(c) With gratitude for marrying her.
(d) She makes fun of him.
8. Who does the narrator blame for her husband taking a second wife?
(a) Having too many children.
(c) She says no one is to blame.
9. How many years have passed since the end of chapter 12 and the beginning of chapter 13?
10. Who makes repairs around the narrator's house now that her husband has abandoned her?
(b) The narrator.
(c) No one; the narrator lets the house fall apart.
(d) The narrator's uncle.
11. How does the narrator respond to Daouda Dieng's looks of admiration?
(a) She is hoping he wants to marry her.
(b) She flirts with him.
(c) She is embarrassed.
(d) She lowers her eyes in submission.
12. Why does the narrator learn to drive?
(a) To prove to Modou that she does not need him.
(b) So she can transport her children.
(c) She cannot drive; she hires a driver.
(d) To make Aissatou proud.
13. What does the narrator think of Aissatou's choice to leave her husband and move to the United States?
(a) That Aissatou should have stayed.
(b) That Aissatou never loved Mawdo.
(c) That Aissatou is immoral.
(d) The narrator approves of the choice.
14. What is the name of one of the narrator's children?
15. Who are "the trio?"
(a) The narrator's sons: Mawbe, Mobou, Jr., Douda.
(b) The narrator's daughters: Arame, Yacine, and Dieynaba
(c) The narrator and her two best friends, Assiatou and Farmata.
(d) The three men in charge of the government of Senegal.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many years have the narrator and Modou been married when he takes a second wife?
2. What does the narrator do to fill the void her husband's loss leaves?
3. How does the narrator respond to Daouda Dieng's question from #134 above?
4. What happens to her sons Alioune and Malick?
5. What is the narrator's first name?
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