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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. What is Ibrahima Sall's occupation?
(a) A law student.
(b) A policeman.
(c) An infantry man in the military.
(d) A physician.

2. What was the narrator's emotional response to an offer of marriage after Modou's death?
(a) Fearful but willing.
(b) Outrage at being treated as an object.
(c) Excited by the prospect.
(d) Hesitant because of her children.

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

4. How does Modou feel about being married to Binetou?
(a) He believes she tricked him into marrying her.
(b) He is happy.
(c) He is sorry he married her.
(d) He expects to divorce her after he is tired of her.

5. What does the narrator believe about Lady mother-in-law?
(a) She does not yet know about the marriage.
(b) She wants to escape poverty through her daughter Binetou's marriage.
(c) She gave her permission for Binetou to marry so Binetou would be happy.
(d) She was appalled at the marriage of Binetou to Modou.

6. How does Nabou feel about Mawdo?
(a) She is repulsed by him.
(b) She despises him.
(c) She likes him but is in love with a man from her hometown.
(d) She loves him.

7. What decision does the narrator make about her daughters?
(a) To watch them more closely.
(b) To marry them by the time each is 21.
(c) To send them to the United States for college.
(d) To pull them out of school and teach them traditional skills.

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

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

10. How does the narrator respond to Daouda Dieng's looks of admiration?
(a) She is embarrassed.
(b) She lowers her eyes in submission.
(c) She flirts with him.
(d) She is hoping he wants to marry her.

11. Who gives the narrator a brand new car?
(a) Modou.
(b) Lady Mother-in-law.
(c) Aissatou.
(d) Mawdo.

12. Who informs the narrator of the marriage?
(a) Diang Douba
(b) Tamsir
(c) Modou
(d) Mawdo Bw

13. Why does the narrator learn to drive?
(a) To make Aissatou proud.
(b) She cannot drive; she hires a driver.
(c) So she can transport her children.
(d) To prove to Modou that she does not need him.

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

15. What do people think about the narrator rejecting Daouda Dieng and others for marriage?
(a) That she is unstable.
(b) That she is gold digging.
(c) That she wants to marry out of a need for revenge.
(d) That she is wise to forget about another marriage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells the narrator he will marry her after the mourning period is over for Modou?

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

3. Who is the narrator's neighbor?

4. What is ironic about Daouda Dieng's marriage proposal?

5. Who are "the trio?"

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