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. What is Mma Ramotswe's first name?

2. For how long has Mma Ramotswe's fiance struggled with the illness?

3. What is Mr. Matekoni's profession?

4. Mma Makutsi thinks about all the men who do not know how to __________________.

5. Who was Mr. Molefelo's girlfriend when he was a student?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Molefelo tell Mma Ramotswe about his life in Gaborone as a student living with the Tsolamoseses?

2. For what reason does Mr. Molefelo now need Mma Ramotswe's services?

3. Why does the author insert Mr. Molefelo's character into the story?

4. What does Mma Ramotswe learn about a problem her foster daughter is struggling with?

5. Why does Mma Ramotswe find it necessary to create a diversion at the church service?

6. What situation did Mr. Molefelo find himself in with his girlfriend at the time? Why did he steal an item from the Tsolamoseses?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Women's rights is an important theme in The Kalahari Typing School for Men. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples for support.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

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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