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 Ramotswe take Matekoni to discuss the children privately?

2. After shopping, whose picture is taken by a local photographer?

3. Why is Florence arrested?

4. Who calls his office and learns Florence has been arrested?

5. Who did Florence meet at a take-out restaurant?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the orphan girl feel about Matekoni and his residence?

4. Why does Ramotswe feel scared about visiting Ranta and how does Matekoni help her?

5. What does the orphan girl feel she must do for Matekoni?

6. Why did Carla leave the farm after Michael's death?

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

8. What does Matekoni discover he enjoys while shopping?

9. After Makutsi types up her report, why does she not tell Badule immediately?

10. After Ramotswe reads the report, how does she decide to deliver the truth to Badule?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Makutsi and Badule are two intriguing characters employed at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Makutsi had a direct influence upon? What are some events that Badule had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support to the group? Which one is stronger and why?

Essay Topic 3

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

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