So Long a Letter Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the narrator tell the answer to question #120 in response to his offer of marriage?
(a) She needs to think about it for awhile.
(b) She doesn't want to marry him but will live with him as his mistress.
(c) She would be delighted to marry him.
(d) She would never marry him.

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

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

7. What does Daouda Dieng ask of the narrator?
(a) To ask her advice about his youngest son.
(b) He does not come back to visit again.
(c) To run on a socialist ticket with him.
(d) To marry him.

8. 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 was appalled at the marriage of Binetou to Modou.
(d) She gave her permission for Binetou to marry so Binetou would be happy.

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

10. What does the narrator think hurt Modou's career?
(a) The narrator's full social life.
(b) His greed.
(c) Marrying a second wife.
(d) His lack of education.

11. What two woman does the narrator compare?
(a) Daba and Binetou.
(b) Aissatou and herself.
(c) Nabou and Binetou.
(d) Aunty Nabou and Lady Mother-in-law.

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

13. In whom has Modou begun showing an interest?
(a) Binetou
(b) Kwise
(c) Aissatou
(d) Nabou

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

15. Who inherits Binetou's villa after Modou's death?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Daba and her husband.
(c) No one, it had to be sold to pay taxes.
(d) Binetou.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Binetou treat Modou?

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

4. Who gives the narrator a brand new car?

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

(see the answer keys)

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