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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who leaps overboard when her baby is killed during the uprising in Book One, Chapter 4?
(a) Fanta.
(b) Aminata.
(c) Fatima.
(d) Sanu.

2. When was Charles Town founded in honor of King Charles II of England?
(a) 1762.
(b) 1802.
(c) 1670.
(d) 1598.

3. By what title does Meena refer to the white man on the ship that makes her his assistant in Book One, Chapter 4?
(a) The Ship Chief.
(b) The Kassam.
(c) The Medicine Man.
(d) The Bururi.

4. What word is used by Meena and the Africans to describe the white man in Book One, Chapter 3?
(a) Toubab.
(b) Fulfulde.
(c) Buckra.
(d) Gullah.

5. What is the year that the author denotes in the opening of Book Two, Chapter 6?
(a) 1802.
(b) 1811.
(c) 1757.
(d) 1762.

6. From what people does Meena describe her mother coming from in Book One, Chapter 2?
(a) The Bamana people.
(b) The Fula people.
(c) The Somali people.
(d) The Oromo people.

7. What is the name of the older black man that Dolly buys most of her food items from in town each day in Book Two, Chapter 9?
(a) Jimbo.
(b) Daddy Moses.
(c) Youssouf.
(d) Alassane.

8. What is the name of Meena’s baby that was taken by Mr. Appleby and sold?
(a) Fanta.
(b) Mamadu.
(c) Samuel.
(d) Jimbo.

9. What is the name of the female slave that is taken on the walking journey along with Fomba and Meena in Book Two, Chapter 6?
(a) Fanta.
(b) Sanu.
(c) Fatima.
(d) Tala.

10. What is the title of Book Two, Chapter 10?
(a) Words Swim Farther than a Man Can Walk.
(b) The Shape of Africa.
(c) Milk for the Longest Nursing.
(d) Words Come Late from a Wet-nurse.

11. What year does the author denote in the opening of Book Two, Chapter 7?
(a) 1774.
(b) 1775.
(c) 1757.
(d) 1802.

12. What is the language called that Georgia uses when talking to the whites in Book Two, Chapter 7?
(a) Gullah.
(b) Spanish.
(c) Fulfulde.
(d) English.

13. With whose child does Meena become pregnant in Book Two, Chapter 8?
(a) Youssouf’s.
(b) Chekura’s.
(c) Fomba’s.
(d) Mr. Appleby’s.

14. What is the title of Book One, Chapter 3?
(a) The Shape of Africa.
(b) They Call Me an ‘African’.
(c) Three Revolutions of the Moon.
(d) Words Come Late from a Wet-nurse.

15. Meena insists to the abolitionists in Book Two, Chapter 5 that she cannot condemn the slave trade without condemning what as well?
(a) Africa.
(b) Slavery itself.
(c) The British.
(d) The Americans.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Meena say Fomba was killed in Book Two, Chapter 10?

2. What words of prayer does Meena say before the plantation slave berates her for it in Book Two, Chapter 6?

3. What does Mr. Appleby do after he sends Georgia away to attend a birth without Meena in Book Two, Chapter 7?

4. What is the name of the village where Meena was born in the novel?

5. About what percentage of the people does Meena say were Muslim in her village growing up?

(see the answer keys)

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