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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Hereward ask Robin for help in moving?
(a) A cello.
(b) A piano.
(c) An armoir.
(d) A harpsichord.

2. What was Sammy's new wife's name?
(a) Wanjui.
(b) Kupanya.
(c) Shamba.
(d) Kamau.

3. What was Elspeth expected to memorize while the adults were on safari?
(a) The kings of England.
(b) The Prime Ministers of England.
(c) The counties of England.
(d) The colonial holdings of England.

4. Whom did Tilly contact about getting another dog for the Palmers?
(a) Ian Crawfurd.
(b) Robin.
(c) Kupanya.
(d) Roger Stilbeck.

5. What would Elspeth receive if she passed the exam after the safari?
(a) A saddle.
(b) A duiker.
(c) A goat.
(d) Her own safari.

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

7. How much money did Tilly's sister send her?
(a) Ten pounds.
(b) Twenty-five pounds.
(c) Fifty pounds.
(d) Thirty pounds.

8. What natural phenomenon did Tilly and Ian comment on at the end of Chapter 12?
(a) The sunrise.
(b) The sunset.
(c) An approaching storm.
(d) A river.

9. On what had Elspeth cut her hand?
(a) A broken bottle.
(b) A window.
(c) A blade of sharp grass.
(d) A sharp rock.

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

11. What did Ian say the native beer tasted like?
(a) Piss-water.
(b) Sour yeast.
(c) Vinegar.
(d) European beer.

12. What animal did Elspeth worry would attack her pony, Twinkle?
(a) A python.
(b) A duiker.
(c) A hyena.
(d) A leopard.

13. What had the python eaten?
(a) A hyena.
(b) A dikdik.
(c) A goat.
(d) A baby.

14. What did the first trap catch?
(a) A hyena.
(b) A goat.
(c) A leopard.
(d) A python.

15. What color was Ian's Somali shawl?
(a) Green.
(b) Brown.
(c) Blue.
(d) Red.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Hereward dismiss the Dutch hunting skills?

2. Why was Hereward embarrassed around the Kikuyu men?

3. How many wives did Sammy already have when he announced he was taking another?

4. With whom did Elspeth stay during the safari?

5. What song did all of the settlers join in singing at the Palmers?

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