The Kalahari Typing School for Men Test | Final 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 disease is killing Mma Tsolamosese's granddaughter?

2. Where does Mma Makutsi go on her second date with Mr. Selelipeng?

3. Why does Mma Tsolamosese accept the gift in #157?

4. Mma Tsolamosese lives near _______________________.

5. Why is Mma Tsolamosese especially sad about her toddler granddaughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What surprise does Mma Makutsi find in an essay written by one of her students?

2. What elements of Mma Makutsi's boyfriend should make her suspicious but do not?

3. What is the nature of the newspaper article about Mr. Buthelezi?

4. How does Mma Makutsi find students for her new typing school? Is she successful?

5. Why is Mma Tsolamosese still raising children in her advanced years?

6. What does Mma Ramotswe suggest that Mr. Molefelo do to repay Mma Tsolamosese in some way?

7. How does Mma Ramotswe tell Mr. Molefelo that he can repay Tebogo?

8. What is Mma Tsolamosese's reaction to learning that Mr. Molefelo is trying to locate her after so many years?

9. What is Tebogo's reaction to learning that Mr. Molefelo has wanted to make amends for his past behavior?

10. What is the irony of Mma Ramotswe's getting a new client at the same time that Mr. Buthelezi's unsavory article appears in the newspaper?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Loneliness seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of loneliness? Why does it have such a prevalent place in Mma Makutsi's life? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character?

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

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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