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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. When Daouda Dieng returns, what does he say he appreciates?
(a) Senegal's socialism.
(b) Having been a successful physcian.
(c) Talking politics with the narrator's children.
(d) The narrator's rice pudding.

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

3. Who is coming to visit the narrator in Chapter 22?
(a) Dieng.
(b) Mawba.
(c) Asissatou.
(d) Daba.

4. What happens whenever the narrator goes to the movies alone?
(a) She is accosted by men.
(b) She is able to have all the popcorn to herself.
(c) She sneaks in without paying as she is now poor.
(d) She receives looks of astonishment.

5. 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 are kidnapped by their father.
(d) They both refuse to marry who their mother has chosen for them.

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

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

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

9. How does the narrator respond to Daouda Dieng's question from #134 above?
(a) She say yes.
(b) She asks for a year's wait.
(c) She says no.
(d) She give no response hoping he'll forget.

10. 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) Excited by the prospect.
(d) Hesitant because of her children.

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

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

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

14. Who is the father of one of the narrator's soon-to-be-born grandchild?
(a) Mawba Sou.
(b) Ibrahima Sall.
(c) Dieng Douda.
(d) Moubo Tza.

15. 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) More colleges to open in Senegal.
(c) For woman to stay home and have babies.
(d) Lots of foreign aid from the United States.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many years have the narrator and Modou been married when he takes a second wife?

3. How does the narrator view herself at age fifty?

4. What does Daouda Dieng say the narrator and he can bring to a marriage?

5. Who seems to have romantic intentions for the narrator since Modou left her?

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