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. Mr. Molefelo is a rich man who _________________________.

2. What is Mma Ramotswe looking to find for Mma Makutsi?

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

4. What is the Botswana police agency?

5. Mr. Molefelo had told his girlfriend that he did not want a ____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Puso react when he is confronted with harming the bird?

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

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

4. What does Mr. Matekoni encounter when he comes to Mma Ramotswe's home to water the vegetable plants?

5. What are other people's thoughts about the potential for success of Mma Makutsi's typing school?

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

7. What suggestion does Mma Makutsi have for increasing sales at Mr. Matekoni's garage?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the novel and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 3

Does Smith end the story on a note of hope for Mma Ramotswe or the continuance of her struggle to come to terms with flawed relationships and evolving trends and ways of life? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

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