Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the premise of The Kalahari Typing School For Men?
This novel is the fourth installment in a group of novels featuring Mma Ramotswe, a Botswana woman who runs her own private detective agency. Mma Ramotswe is unmarried but engaged to marry JLB Matekoni in this novel. Mma Ramotswe also has two foster children for whom she cares.
2. What consumes Mma Ramotswe's thoughts as the novel opens?
In Chapter 1, Mma Ramotswe finds herself reflecting on the past few months during which her fiancé, Mr. JLB Matekoni, struggled with a depressive illness. During his illness, Mma Ramotswe moved the offices of her business from her home to the offices of Mr. Matekoni's business, Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.
3. What is the author's purpose for the first two chapters of the novel?
These two chapters introduce one of the conflicts that will propel the plot of the novel. Mma Ramotswe, a character that returning readers know well and one new readers will quickly come to like, reviews the past few months in the first chapter to help the reader catch up with what has happened since the last novel.
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