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. Of what is Aissatou's son, Mawdo Fall, a victim?
(a) Assault.
(b) Racism.
(c) An airplane crash.
(d) A car accident.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

10. What does the narrator say about Tamsir as a provider?
(a) He does not provide for them as he left them.
(b) He showers his family with expensive presents.
(c) He does an adequate job of providing for his family.
(d) He is a poor provider and his wifes cannot make ends meet.

11. What is the narrator's first name?
(a) Daba.
(b) Aissatou.
(c) Requwbe.
(d) Ramatoulaye.

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Modou respond to the narrator having a new car?

2. In whom has Modou begun showing an interest?

3. What happens when Modou and Binetou go out?

4. What is the narrator's oldest daughter like?

5. What is the reason the narrator gives for not marrying Daouda Dieng?

(see the answer keys)

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