|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How do many of the young people consider traditional crafts?
(a) As not worth learning.
(b) As a necessary evil.
(c) As beneath them.
(d) As an honorable profession.
2. Why is this test feared by Senegalese women?
(a) It can sometimes result in death.
(b) It determines who will marry her.
(c) It is very painful.
(d) It reveals what others think about her.
3. How many years has the narrator been married to the deceased?
4. What did the narrator's mother think of Modou?
(a) He was ugly.
(b) He was too good to be true.
(c) He wouldn't be a good provider.
(d) He was kind and generous.
5. What does the narrator find when she rushes to the hospital?
(a) Her husband in the ICU unit talking to a nurse.
(b) Her dead husband covered in a white sheet.
(c) Her brother-in-law with a broken leg.
(d) Her new granddaughter in an incubator.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Aunty Nabou's goal in raising her niece?
2. How did the men of Senegal treat an educated woman?
3. According to tradition, who stays with the narrator during this tragic time?
4. What keeps Mawdo busy as a physician?
5. What does Modou do with his degree?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the first of Modou's secrets that is revealed?
2. What evidence is there that racism exists in Senegal? What is the narrator's response to the problem?
3. What does the widow have to do after the funeral of her husband? How does she feel about this?
4. What is happening politically in these three chapters?
5. What decision does Ramatoulaye make about her three daughters (the "trio") in light of Aissatou's out-of-wedlock pregnancy?
6. How do the narrator and her friends make their lives better?
7. What is one thing that school does for the narrator?
8. What does people think about Mawdo's marriage to Aissatou?
9. Why do you think the narrator still puts up with her in-laws who irritate her and who continue to visit despite the fact that Modou is no longer living with the narrator?
10. What is a mirasse?
This section contains 1,002 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)