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. Where does Makutsi see the client's partner visit a house?

2. From whom does the detective learn that Ranta is a ladies' man?

3. Why is Florence arrested?

4. Who is not wealthy but can provide for the orphans?

5. Why do the orphans like Maketoni?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Matekoni discover he enjoys while shopping?

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

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

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

8. How does Florence get what she deserves?

9. What is Florence's plan to frame Ramotswe?

10. What does Matekoni dream about the orphan boy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Both Matekoni and Ramotswe are important characters that influence the story line and the actions of other characters in the novel.

Part 1) Compare Matekoni to Ramotswe. How are these two characters similar and how are they different?

Part 2) What psychological purpose or insight does Matekoni offer? Elaborate on this.

Part 3) Matekoni offers to examine the past of the murder suspects. What is implied in this decision and how does it reveal that the murder motive is connected to the past of the murderer and not the present circumstances alone?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Badule's character, comparing and contrasting him with Matekoni and Dr. Ranta.

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is the use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in the story. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the use of foreshadowing in the book. Why does Smith insert foreshadowing into the story? is it effective? Why or why not?

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