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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. Who is the narrator's neighbor?
(a) A widower with two children.
(b) Her oldest daughter who is married.
(c) The griot woman.
(d) Her mother-in-law.

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

3. 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) The narrator approves of the choice.
(c) That Aissatou is immoral.
(d) That Aissatou never loved Mawdo.

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

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

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

7. How did the narrator feel about her marriage before Modou abandons her?
(a) She was actually thinking of divorcing Modou.
(b) She hated being married.
(c) She felt Modou took advantage of her.
(d) She loved being married.

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

9. Who helps care for the narrator's children when they are sick?
(a) Daba.
(b) Aissatou.
(c) The in-laws.
(d) Mawdo Bw.

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

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

12. What kind of clothes do her daughters wear?
(a) Sari's.
(b) Hippie.
(c) Traditional.
(d) Western.

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

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

15. In what academic class is Mawdo Fall having difficulties?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Humanities.
(c) Calculus.
(d) English literature.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do people think about the narrator rejecting Daouda Dieng and others for marriage?

3. How do the narrator's in-laws treat her after Modou marries Binetou?

4. Of what is Aissatou's son, Mawdo Fall, a victim?

5. How does Modou juggle the two marriages and wives?

(see the answer keys)

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