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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 was the last name of the family with whom Mr. Molefelo lived?
2. What is Mma Ramotswe's concern for Mma Makutsi's business?
3. This novel is the ________________ in a series of novels featuring Mma Ramotswe.
4. Who was Mr. Molefelo's girlfriend when he was a student?
5. What does Mr. Matekoni do when he arrives at Mma Ramotswe's home?
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?
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
The Kalahari Typing School for Men is a classic story of loss and renewal. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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