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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 the last name of the family with whom Mr. Molefelo lived?
(a) Ojai.
(b) Mandela.
(c) Tsolamoses.
(d) Abam.

2. What is Mma Ramotswe's concern for Mma Makutsi's business?
(a) She can get certification.
(b) She will find a good location.
(c) She will find enough students.
(d) She will be too tired all the time.

3. This novel is the ________________ in a series of novels featuring Mma Ramotswe.
(a) Third.
(b) Second.
(c) Fourth.
(d) First.

4. Who was Mr. Molefelo's girlfriend when he was a student?
(a) Oni.
(b) Aman.
(c) Tebogo.
(d) Mangeni.

5. What does Mr. Matekoni do when he arrives at Mma Ramotswe's home?
(a) Lights the fire.
(b) Kisses her hello.
(c) Fixes dinner.
(d) Waters the vegetables.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what city is Mma Ramotswe's business located?

2. Mr. Molefelo fell in love with a girl who was a _______________________.

3. The bird in the garden has been injured by a __________________.

4. With whom is Mma Ramotswe speaking at the beginning of Chapter 7?

5. What type of business does Mma Ramotswe run in the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the one condition to which Mma Makutsi must agree in exchange for the typewriters?

2. What are the two sources of conflict that will run throughout the novel?

3. What does Mma Ramotswe tell Mr. Molefelo about how Tebogo now views her experience with him years ago?

4. How does the author show that Mma Ramotswe is deeply concerned for her foster children?

5. What consumes Mma Ramotswe's thoughts as the novel opens?

6. What does Mma Ramotswe think is the answer to Mma Makutsi's financial struggles?

7. Describe Mr. Buthelezi. Why is he such a negative presence?

8. Who is the new client? Why does she require Mma Ramotswe's services?

9. Why is the visit to the new detective agency so insulting to Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi?

10. What reason does Mr. Selelipeng tell Mma Makutsi that he can no longer see her? What is her response?

(see the answer keys)

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