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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Daouda Dieng think is necessary to help the development of Senegal?
(a) For woman to stay home and have babies.
(b) A fight against poverty and for women to be politically involved.
(c) Lots of foreign aid from the United States.
(d) More colleges to open in Senegal.

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

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

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

5. How do the narrator's in-laws treat her after Modou marries Binetou?
(a) They invite her to live with them.
(b) They still visit her.
(c) They shun her.
(d) They tell her how bad a wife she was.

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

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

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

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

10. What has the narrator's daughter Aissatou kept from the narrator?
(a) That she has quit school.
(b) That her boyfriend already has one wife.
(c) That she is three months pregnant.
(d) That she is planning to run away to Europe.

11. From what type of background does Binetou come?
(a) Nobility.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Upper class.
(d) A poor background.

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

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

14. Who seems to have romantic intentions for the narrator since Modou left her?
(a) Daouda Dieng.
(b) Mawda.
(c) Seema.
(d) No one since the narrator is still officially married.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the narrator's emotional response to an offer of marriage after Modou's death?

2. Who helps care for the narrator's children when they are sick?

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

4. When Daouda Dieng returns, what does he say he appreciates?

5. How does Binetou feel about her marriage to Modou?

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