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 is the topic of the piece in #127?

2. Where does Mma Ramotswe find out more information about Mr. Tsolamosese?

3. One of Mma Tsolamosese's daughters died from what disease?

4. Mma Makutsi has enough students for how many classes?

5. What disease is killing Mma Tsolamosese's granddaughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens at the motor shop one day when the apprentices are left alone? How is the power of the younger apprentice's prayers shown?

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

3. What does Mma Ramotswe learn about Mma Tsolamosese's two grandchildren?

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

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

6. What does the new client say about why she and her husband bought a flat in Gaborone?

7. What does Mma Ramotswe tell Mr. Molefelo about how Tebogo now views her experience with him years ago?

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

9. Who is the new client? Why does she require Mma Ramotswe's services?

10. With whom does Mma Makutsi go on a date? What does she learn about him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for Mma Ramotswe's life. Will she still be running her detective agency? Will she have married Mr. Matekoni? Who will be present in her life? Where will she be living?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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