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 is the assistant detective allowed to have subject to an agreement?

2. Who is most interested in learning about engines at the garage?

3. What case that haunts Ranta will remain closed, according to a promise by the detective?

4. At. Dr. Ranta's house, who waits outside while the detective goes in?

5. Who is the infant orphan staying at Matekoni's house?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Florence get what she deserves?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tears of the Giraffe is a detective mystery story. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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