Tears of the Giraffe Test | Lesson Plans 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

Explain Ramotswe's motivation and reasons for paying close attention to the letters. What do they reveal about the suspects?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Explain the role of women in Africa in the early 21st century when the women in the novel are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do the have? What freedoms did they have that 20th century women did not have, if any?

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