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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who helps care for the narrator's children when they are sick?
(a) Mawdo Bw.
(d) The in-laws.
2. What does Daouda Dieng ask of the narrator?
(a) To run on a socialist ticket with him.
(b) To ask her advice about his youngest son.
(c) To marry him.
(d) He does not come back to visit again.
3. What does Daouda Dieng say the narrator and he can bring to a marriage?
(a) Understanding and happines.
(b) The combined fortune of both of their houses.
(c) Lots of children.
(d) A new perspective on multiple marriages.
4. How do the narrator's in-laws treat her after Modou marries Binetou?
(a) They tell her how bad a wife she was.
(b) They invite her to live with them.
(c) They shun her.
(d) They still visit her.
5. In whom has Modou begun showing an interest?
6. 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) More colleges to open in Senegal.
(d) Lots of foreign aid from the United States.
7. Who does the narrator blame for her children's problems?
(b) Her deceased husband.
(c) Their own selves.
(d) No one; they have few problems.
8. What do people think about the narrator rejecting Daouda Dieng and others for marriage?
(a) That she is gold digging.
(b) That she is unstable.
(c) That she wants to marry out of a need for revenge.
(d) That she is wise to forget about another marriage.
9. When Daouda Dieng returns, what does he say he appreciates?
(a) Senegal's socialism.
(b) The narrator's rice pudding.
(c) Having been a successful physcian.
(d) Talking politics with the narrator's children.
10. What does the narrator say about Tamsir as a provider?
(a) He does an adequate job of providing for his family.
(b) He showers his family with expensive presents.
(c) He is a poor provider and his wifes cannot make ends meet.
(d) He does not provide for them as he left them.
11. Who is the narrator's neighbor?
(a) Her mother-in-law.
(b) The griot woman.
(c) A widower with two children.
(d) Her oldest daughter who is married.
12. Why does the narrator learn to drive?
(a) She cannot drive; she hires a driver.
(b) To make Aissatou proud.
(c) So she can transport her children.
(d) To prove to Modou that she does not need him.
13. What is the narrator's first name?
14. In what academic class is Mawdo Fall having difficulties?
(a) English literature.
15. Who informs the narrator of the marriage?
(a) Diang Douba
(d) Mawdo Bw
Short Answer Questions
1. What has Daouda Dieng been called publicly?
2. What happens whenever the narrator goes to the movies alone?
3. Who tells the narrator he will marry her after the mourning period is over for Modou?
4. Now that Modou has left her, how does the narrator travel with her children?
5. How does the narrator feel about Modou even several years after he marries Binetou?
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