Tears of the Giraffe Test | Final Test - Hard

Alexander McCall Smith
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who fell into a ditch and broke his neck and was buried quietly?

2. Who does Matekoni decide to hire?

3. Who is most interested in learning about engines at the garage?

4. What case that haunts Ranta will remain closed, according to a promise by the detective?

5. Who takes his foster children shopping?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Smith uses more than one iteration on the theme of betrayal. Identify at least two themes about betrayal in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

Essay Topic 3

Appearances can be deceiving. Make a time line that shows the progression of your knowledge as a reader into the characters of the suspects in the case. Which characters reveal the theme of appearances can be deceiving most?

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