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William Kamkwamba
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Uncle Socrates' occupation before he came to live on the farm?
(a) Trader.
(b) Tailor.
(c) Farmer.
(d) Welder.

2. How far did villagers have to travel to find a man who could get rid of the animal that was killing villagers?
(a) 100 kilometers.
(b) 50 kilometers.
(c) 15 kilometers.
(d) 5 kilometers.

3. How many days did the Standard Eight final exam last?
(a) 3 days.
(b) 4 days.
(c) 5 days.
(d) 2 days.

4. What time of day did most Africans go to bed in the evening?
(a) 11.
(b) 10.
(c) 9.
(d) 7.

5. In Chapter 6, how much did William's youngest sister weigh at birth?
(a) 4 pounds, 3 ounces.
(b) 6 pounds, 2 ounces.
(c) 5 pounds 1 ounce.
(d) 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many weeks could it take for tobacco to dry?

2. When did the first rains usually come to Malawi?

3. What year did Trywell's brother, John, die?

4. As the maize disappeared, how much was gaga being sold for?

5. What was the Malawian word for maize?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the "hungry season"?

2. What plan did Trywell devise to keep his family alive during the famine?

3. How did William persuade the headmaster at school to allow him to attend school even though William didn't have the proper footwear?

4. How did William's family celebrate Christmas before the famine?

5. What did William determine to do after he failed to get into the secondary school that he wanted to attend?

6. How did William say that his father saved him from certain death when William was 6?

7. How did William and his friends make toy trucks?

8. Why didn't the Malawian government have any surplus food when other sources ran out?

9. Why were radios so important in Malawi?

10. Why was cholera a terrible way to die?

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