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. Who is disappointed about how the narrator handles Aissatou's problem?
(a) Aissatou the elder.
(b) Farmata.
(c) Mawbe.
(d) Modou.

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

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

4. What does Daouda Dieng say the narrator and he can bring to a marriage?
(a) A new perspective on multiple marriages.
(b) Lots of children.
(c) The combined fortune of both of their houses.
(d) Understanding and happines.

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

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

7. How does the narrator act upon hearing the news?
(a) She immediately packs and leaves for the United States.
(b) She is indifferent since she is first wife and most important.
(c) She hides her distress from her visitors.
(d) She flies into a rage and slaps Modou.

8. What is the name of one of the narrator's children?
(a) Ubule.
(b) Aissatou.
(c) Douda.
(d) Mgetu.

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

10. What does the narrator think of Aissatou's choice to leave her husband and move to the United States?
(a) That Aissatou should have stayed.
(b) The narrator approves of the choice.
(c) That Aissatou never loved Mawdo.
(d) That Aissatou is immoral.

11. How does Modou juggle the two marriages and wives?
(a) He abandons the narrator and their life together.
(b) He decides to annul the second marriage.
(c) He moves the second wife in the same house as the first.
(d) He stays one week with one and the next with the other.

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

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

14. Who is the narrator's neighbor?
(a) Her oldest daughter who is married.
(b) Her mother-in-law.
(c) A widower with two children.
(d) The griot woman.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator believe about Lady mother-in-law?

2. What kind of clothes do her daughters wear?

3. After the first visit, what does Daouda Dieng promise?

4. What is Ibrahima Sall's occupation?

5. How does the narrator feel about Modou even several years after he marries Binetou?

(see the answer keys)

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