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Tears of the Giraffe Test | Final Test - Hard

Alexander McCall Smith
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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

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.

Smith uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the book. Then cite an example to support your answer.

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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