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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 color was the limewash Modeste and Pierre used to paint?

2. How do members of the family listen to the presidential speech that evening?

3. What time does the woman begin crying?

4. Which of the following is the professor NOT wearing on the day Mama Wewe met him for the first time?

5. After Francisco begins his roaming, he knows "flashes of happiness," but only in what instance?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the scene in which a photographer is about to take a family portrait.

2. Why do some people believe Mama Wewe is into black magic and what do they do to try to protect themselves?

3. Why is it that the king and Francisco clash over the king's cruelty to the slaves?

4. What does Mama Wewe remember about the professor as he is leaving headed into the forest?

5. What steps does Mama Wewe take at the final moments of Cesario's life and after his death?

6. Who is Dr. Ferraez and what was he like?

7. What does Jacinto do to ingratiate himself with the king and what is the result?

8. Describe the scene Francisco and Manuelzinho encounter as they leave their ranch headed toward the river and their reactions to the trip.

9. What is the new king's attitude toward killing?

10. Describe the women Francisco has in the military.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the event that's taking place as the story opens. What is the significance of the da Silva family being ordered to listen to a radio broadcast? What is the result of that order?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Eugenia. What is the name many people call her as an adult? What is the significance of hte name?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Ouidah as it is seen from Francisco's eyes. What are the challenges he faces there? Describe how he tries to adapt to life there. Does he ever completely accept his life in Ouidah?

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