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

Alexander McCall Smith
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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. Who tells Matekoni that he needs to buy a ring?

2. Where does the proprietor of the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors go to meet his/her fiance?

3. Who is the German that establishes a cooperative in Africa?

4. How did Ramotswe's visitor learn that the farm worker was missing?

5. What is Maketoni's new house big enough to have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Florence get defensive with Ramotswe?

2. How does Ramotswe discover where Ranta lives?

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

4. How did the Curtins learn their son was missing?

5. Why is Florence upset about her job?

6. Why did Makutsi go to work for Ramotswe?

7. Why is Ramotswe reluctant to work on the Curtin case?

8. Why does Makutsi resent seeing chickens at her office?

9. How is Tsbago described in Chapter 6?

10. When Ramotswe goes to the farm with Potsane, what does she discover?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is sexuality portrayed in Tears of the Giraffe? Which characters appear overtly sexual? Which characters are sexually appealing to others and why? What sexual taboos are broken and what issues are raised in relation to sex?

Essay Topic 2

Tears of the Giraffe is a detective mystery story. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

Who feels betrayed in Tears of the Giraffe and in what ways? Who suffers as a result of this betrayal? What emotions are evoked by betrayal? Take a closer look at the different people involved and the roles they play.

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