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

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?

Essay Topic 2

Who feels betrayed in Tears of the Giraffe and in what ways? Who suffers as a result of this betrayal? What emotions are evoked by betrayal? Take a closer look at the different people involved and the roles they play.

Essay Topic 3

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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