So Long a Letter Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Binetou treat Modou?
(a) With gratitude for marrying her.
(b) With the proper respect of a wife to a husband.
(c) With awe and reverence.
(d) She makes fun of him.

2. Who tells the narrator he will marry her after the mourning period is over for Modou?
(a) Samba Diack.
(b) Mawdo.
(c) Daouda Dieng.
(d) Tamsir.

3. What is the name of one of the narrator's children?
(a) Aissatou.
(b) Ubule.
(c) Mgetu.
(d) Douda.

4. How does the narrator view herself at age fifty?
(a) As someone whose life is almost over.
(b) As a liberated woman.
(c) As someone too old to attract another man.
(d) As a good catch for a wife.

5. What does Daouda Dieng say the narrator and he can bring to a marriage?
(a) Understanding and happines.
(b) The combined fortune of both of their houses.
(c) A new perspective on multiple marriages.
(d) Lots of children.

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

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

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

9. After the first visit, what does Daouda Dieng promise?
(a) That he will have some thugs beat up Modou.
(b) He will return to ask her something.
(c) That he will give her some money for food.
(d) He doesn't make any promises.

10. When is the narrator involved that her husband has married a second wife?
(a) A year later.
(b) Six months before he does so.
(c) She is never told.
(d) On the evening of the wedding.

11. Who makes repairs around the narrator's house now that her husband has abandoned her?
(a) The narrator's uncle.
(b) No one; the narrator lets the house fall apart.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Mawdo.

12. What is the narrator's oldest daughter like?
(a) Strong-minded.
(b) Defers all decisions to her mother.
(c) Too lazy to study in school.
(d) Submissive to men.

13. Who is disappointed about how the narrator handles Aissatou's problem?
(a) Modou.
(b) Aissatou the elder.
(c) Mawbe.
(d) Farmata.

14. What does she catch three of her daughters doing that infuriates the narrator?
(a) Corresponding with boys on the internet.
(b) Entertaining boys at home while their mother is gone.
(c) Smoking.
(d) Piercing their ears.

15. How many years have passed since the end of chapter 12 and the beginning of chapter 13?
(a) 6
(b) 3
(c) 12
(d) 1

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the narrator act upon hearing the news?

2. What does the narrator do to fill the void her husband's loss leaves?

3. Who are attracted to the narrator as a prospective wife?

4. Who pushes Aissatou, the narrator's daughter, to tell her mother about a difficult situation?

5. In what way does the narrator believe lies her happiness?

(see the answer keys)

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