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. How do the orphans feel while at Matekoni's house?

2. Who tells Ramotswe to come to the house to hear the whole story about the student and the altered exam?

3. Whom does Florence call that owes her money?

4. What does Matekoni's decision to help the orphans reveal about his character?

5. Who does Matekoni decide to hire?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is it awkward when Matekoni tells Ramotswe about the children, and what does he fear?

3. Why did Carla leave the farm after Michael's death?

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

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

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

7. What does Florence request from Paul, and how does he stop her?

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

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

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

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?

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