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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the men of Senegal treat an educated woman?
(a) The men would often insult educated women but desired them also.
(b) In awe that they could achieve such a difficult goal.
(c) With deference.
(d) They would not marry any woman who went to school past sixth grade.

2. Where did Modou go for a degree?
(a) South Africa.
(b) The United States.
(c) France.
(d) Britian.

3. Who did Modou support politically?
(a) He wanted to stay part of the British empire.
(b) The dominant party.
(c) The political party who opposed the dominant one.
(d) His own small group.

4. Who is Daouda Dieng?
(a) The head of the police in Senegal.
(b) The narrator's maternal uncle.
(c) The boy her mother prefers over Modou.
(d) The narrator's brother.

5. When did the narrator realize that Modou was the man for her for life?
(a) During their first dance.
(b) When he asked her to marry him.
(c) When he held their first child in his arms.
(d) After he dies.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of Aissatou's brothers follow in their father's footsteps?

2. What does the narrator believe her in-laws do not understand?

3. How many children did the second wife bear the deceased?

4. What is remarkable about the narrator?

5. To whom do the wives give money?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator think of those who go to school instead of learning traditional crafts?

2. Why does the narrator rush to the hospital and what does she find?

3. How does Daba feel about her father marrying her best friend? Do you think Daba's friend, Binetou, had a choice in marrying Modou? What does the narrator think about Binetou agreement to marry the narrator's husband?

4. How does the narrator feel about the problems with Aissatou?

5. What is a possible reason the narrator's first name is revealed in chapter 19?

6. How do the narrator and her friends make their lives better?

7. What does people think about Mawdo's marriage to Aissatou?

8. What is the response that many of those around Ramatoulaye have to the offer of marriage by Daouda and why?

9. What is the goal of the school the narrator attends?

10. Why is Mawdo's life as a physician successful and what are the implications of this?

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