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

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

3. Mr. Buthelezi claims to have once worked for the _______________.

4. What is the Botswana police agency?

5. What is the mood of Mma Ramotswe's foster daughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the reunion of Mr. Molefelo and Mma Tsolamosese.

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

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

4. How does Mma Ramotswe find Mma Tshenyego who was once known as Tebogo Bathopi?

5. How does Mma Ramotswe go about looking for Mr. and Mma Tsolamosese?

6. How does Mma Makutsi arrive at the idea for her typing school?

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

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

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

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

Essay 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

Create a character study of Mma Ramotswe. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? Give other pertinent details about Mma Ramotswe.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of women in Botswana in the early 21st century, the time period of women in this novel. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that their mothers did not have?

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