Tears of the Giraffe Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alexander McCall Smith
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ramotswe show the secretary a picture of?

2. What farm does Matekoni drive to?

3. Who had promised the children they would be taken care of?

4. Where does the man Ramotswe consider evil work?

5. Where is Matekoni when he thinks about the behavior of his apprentices?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ramotswe discover where Ranta lives?

2. What is Matekoni surprised to learn about his engagement when he goes to the orphan farm?

3. What does Matekoni realize about the orphan children and his home?

4. Why does Andrea Curtin come to Ramostwe's agency?

5. Why does Florence get defensive with Ramotswe?

6. What does Maketoni think about his two apprentices at the garage?

7. How does Potokwane convince Maketoni to adopt two orphans as a wedding present?

8. What decision does Matekoni make without consulting his fiance?

9. What does Ramotswe do for Andrea Curtin that goes the extra mile in the case?

10. What does the orphan girl feel she must do for Matekoni?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the novel's title. Why do you think Smith named the book Tears of the Giraffe? Now that you have read the book, how does that alter your understanding of the title? Are you intrigued to find a sequel or more mysteries with Ramotswe? Why or why not? Cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Describe some of the settings for the novel. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Smith choose to use these places in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Explain Ramotswe's motivation and reasons for paying close attention to the letters. What do they reveal about the suspects?

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