The Kalahari Typing School for Men Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alexander McCall Smith
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has taken over Mr. Maketoni's business during his illness?

2. The youngest apprentice has become _____________________ lately.

3. What does the person in #51 tell Mma Ramotswe?

4. Mr. Matekoni believes _______is responsible for injuring the bird.

5. Mma Makutsi suggests that two apprentices in the garage open what type of school?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the premise of The Kalahari Typing School For Men?

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

3. What has happened to Mr. Molefelo emotionally as a result of his being attacked?

4. What is the author's purpose for the first two chapters of the novel?

5. Why is Mma Ramotswe happy that her assistant, Mma Makutsi has taken over Mr. Matekoni's business during his illness?

6. How does Mma Makutsi obtain the typewriters necessary for her typing school?

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

8. Who is Mr. Molefelo? What does he tell Mma Ramotswe when he comes to her office?

9. What seems to be Mr. Molefelo's intention by contacting Mma Ramotswe?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the overall setting for the novel? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Smith choose to use this setting in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Mr. Matekoni. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Mr. Matekoni?

Essay Topic 3

The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.

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