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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What special item did Lettice Palmer provide for her two dogs?
(a) Separate dog runs.
(b) Separate kennels.
(c) Cushions.
(d) Silver food bowls.

2. To what kind of fish did Elspeth compare the men lounging in the shade in the middle of the day?
(a) Salmon.
(b) Bluegill.
(c) Bass.
(d) Trout.

3. Who was injured in the blasting cap accident?
(a) Sammy's son.
(b) Sammy's wife.
(c) Njombo.
(d) Sammy.

4. Who was blamed for the accident?
(a) Robin.
(b) Sammy.
(c) Njombo.
(d) Kamau.

5. What did the settlers hunt in Chapter 12?
(a) Goats.
(b) Leopards.
(c) Duikers.
(d) Guinea-fowl.

6. What were the villagers sacrificing?
(a) A bull.
(b) A duiker.
(c) A python.
(d) A goat.

7. What did Mr. Roos add to the trap to make it more effective?
(a) Fetid meat.
(b) A dog.
(c) Poison.
(d) A second goat.

8. How many cattle did Sammy own?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Seventeen.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Twenty.

9. How many unmarried daughters did Robin's Aunt Veronica have?
(a) Six.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

10. Where was the leopard tracked to?
(a) A waterfall.
(b) Another village.
(c) The plains.
(d) The bank of the river.

11. What did Kamau want the bwana to bring him from Nairobi?
(a) A book.
(b) A piano.
(c) A blanket.
(d) A watch.

12. What was the roof made of?
(a) Corrugated iron.
(b) Tile.
(c) Thatch.
(d) Slate.

13. What did the villagers do after Sammy's new wife died?
(a) Buried her in a cemetery plot.
(b) Burned down her hut.
(c) Kept her body in the hut.
(d) Brought her body back to her native village.

14. What was the biggest concern about moving the object in the previous question?
(a) Going around a lake.
(b) Being attacked by bandits.
(c) The weight was too much for the cart.
(d) Crossing the river.

15. Why had Twinkle left the farm?
(a) She had found a mate.
(b) She had gotten lost.
(c) She had been injured.
(d) She had been stolen.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Elspeth protect Twinkle?

2. What was the rumor about Lettice's marriage to an older man at 18?

3. How many leopards were killed during the hunt?

4. Why did Hereward dismiss the Dutch hunting skills?

5. What was special about the animal killed by the hunters in Chapter 12?

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