The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters Six through Ten.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What eventually attracted the attention of the natives?
(a) The lamp.
(b) The piano.
(c) The gramaphone.
(d) The sewing machine.

2. What did most of the farmers do as the New Year came?
(a) Went to Nairobi for supplies.
(b) Went on safari.
(c) Began harvesting.
(d) Went to Nairobi for the races.

3. What did Robin agree to pay for the work?
(a) Coffee beans.
(b) Lamps.
(c) Pigs.
(d) Goats.

4. Who had once killed a lion at the meeting place of the two rivers?
(a) Woodrow Wilson.
(b) Winston Churchill.
(c) Theodore Roosevelt.
(d) Vladimir Lenin.

5. In what African country had Robin mined for metals?
(a) South Africa.
(b) Mozambique.
(c) Kenya.
(d) Congo.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Tilly, what was a main cause of the native children's bloated stomachs?

2. How did Captain Palmer plan to build his house?

3. What crop did Stilbeck insist would be easy to grow on the farm?

4. Why did Njombo object to the house plans for the Huxleys?

5. What did the author refer to as "that sovereign remedy for almost everything"?

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