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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what way does the narrator believe lies her happiness?
(a) Giving her children to relatives to raise.
(b) Moving to the United States to live with Aissatou.
(c) Being part of a couple.
(d) Killing herself.

2. What is the reason the narrator gives for not marrying Daouda Dieng?
(a) She despises Daouda Dieng.
(b) She does not want to be in another polygamous marriage.
(c) She is moving to the United States.
(d) She is too old for that kind of foolishness.

3. Who pushes Aissatou, the narrator's daughter, to tell her mother about a difficult situation?
(a) Daba.
(b) Aissatou the elder.
(c) The principal at the school where Aissatou attends.
(d) Farmata.

4. How does the narrator feel about Modou even several years after he marries Binetou?
(a) She is indifferent to him.
(b) She wishes he would die.
(c) She still loves him.
(d) She hopes Binetou leaves him.

5. Who are "the trio?"
(a) The narrator's daughters: Arame, Yacine, and Dieynaba
(b) The narrator's sons: Mawbe, Mobou, Jr., Douda.
(c) The narrator and her two best friends, Assiatou and Farmata.
(d) The three men in charge of the government of Senegal.

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

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

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

9. How does the narrator feel around Daouda Dieng?
(a) Put down.
(b) An equal.
(c) As just another woman to take care of a man.
(d) Desireable.

10. What does the narrator say about Tamsir as a provider?
(a) He is a poor provider and his wifes cannot make ends meet.
(b) He does an adequate job of providing for his family.
(c) He does not provide for them as he left them.
(d) He showers his family with expensive presents.

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

12. Who does the narrator blame for her husband taking a second wife?
(a) Having too many children.
(b) Herself.
(c) Modou.
(d) She says no one is to blame.

13. What happens when Modou and Binetou go out?
(a) They dance until the early morning hours.
(b) Young people quietly make fun of them.
(c) They enjoy themselves immensely.
(d) They argue about where to go.

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

15. What does Daba suggest that her mother (the narrator) do?
(a) To ask for marriage counseling.
(b) She encourages her mother to follow Aissatou's footsteps and leave her husband.
(c) To put up with it.
(d) To find herself a second husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ibrahima Sall's occupation?

2. What does the narrator think hurt Modou's career?

3. What does the narrator fear about her child-raising skills?

4. When is the narrator involved that her husband has married a second wife?

5. How does Modou feel about being married to Binetou?

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