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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Annelies ask about the letters in Chapter 4?
(a) Why someone would send mail to Minke.
(b) How someone knew her address.
(c) Why Minke hasn't read them.
(d) If he has a girlfriend.

2. Where is Minke's birth place located?
(a) Netherland Indies.
(b) German Indies.
(c) French Indies.
(d) American Indies.

3. What does Nyai want for Annelies?
(a) An arranged marriage.
(b) To move to America.
(c) To marry whomever she wants.
(d) All the wealth in the land.

4. Who is Robert Suurhof?
(a) A classmate.
(b) Minke's father.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) A teacher.

5. Whose story does Minke tell at dinner in Chapter 4?
(a) Jean and May Marais.
(b) Robert's story.
(c) His father's story.
(d) His own story.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does May see on her walk in Chapter 3?

2. How did Minke write his story?

3. What job did Nyai's father want?

4. What does Jean Marais do?

5. Why does Nyai say Annelies was taken out of school?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the men in Annelies' family not joining them for dinner in Chapter 4?

2. Who is Robert Suurhof?

3. What does Nyai show Minke in Chapter 6 and what is she suspicious about?

4. What does Nyai reveal about her life in Chapter 5?

5. What is colonization and how does it effect this story?

6. Describe Jean Marais' painting and what he thinks it means.

7. What is the significance of Jean Marais being a private first class in the army?

8. Describe Minke's education.

9. What does the term "historical fiction" mean?

10. What event changed Herman Mellema forever?

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