Tears of the Giraffe Test | Final 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. What is the name of the orphan boy?

2. What role does Matekoni play for the orphans?

3. Where does Matekoni take the children to show their new home and have lunch, after talking to his fiance?

4. Who says she won't tell the police but will tell Mrs. Curtin the story about her son?

5. Who is the South African woman that Michael shared a room with at the farm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Matekoni discover he enjoys while shopping?

2. What does Badule explain is his concern to Makutsi?

3. How does Ramotswe get Ranta to change his position on the Curtin story and talk to her?

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

5. After Makutsi types up her report, why does she not tell Badule immediately?

6. How does Ramotswe respond to Matekoni's desire to adopt the orphans?

7. How did Michael die according to Dr. Ranta?

8. What does Matekoni discover about the two orphan children when he takes them to his garage?

9. How does Ramotswe welcome the children into their new home?

10. After Ramotswe reads the report, how does she decide to deliver the truth to Badule?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Makutsi and Badule are two intriguing characters employed at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Makutsi had a direct influence upon? What are some events that Badule had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support to the group? Which one is stronger and why?

Essay Topic 2

How does Florence Peko behave in order to develop her image as a high-society woman? Why does Florence Peko want to leave her middle-class neighborhood? What is appealing to her about the lifestyle of high society women?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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