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 role does Matekoni play for the orphans?

2. Whom does Matekoni blame for the orphan situation, fearing Ramotswe will break off his engagement?

3. Who feels it is his/her duty to help Matekoni?

4. Where is the take-out restaurant that Florence visited?

5. What is Florence reported for stealing?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the orphan girl feel about Matekoni and his residence?

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

3. What does Ramotswe discover about Ranta?

4. How does Florence get what she deserves?

5. After obtaining the information she needed, what does Ramotswe decide to do for Curtin and Ranta?

6. Who is Leaynne described in Chapter 15, and why does he owe Florence a favor?

7. How does Florence reveal her anxiety about her employment through physical symptoms?

8. Why is Ramotswe upset about the newspaper article on sleep?

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

10. How does the orphan girl spend the night while her brother sleeps?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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?

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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