Waiting for the Rain Test | Final Test - Medium

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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. How old is Tengo in Chapter 10?
(a) 17.
(b) 11.
(c) 13.
(d) 21.

2. Tengo also feels _______________ at the beginning of Chapter 7.
(a) Excited.
(b) Angry.
(c) Joyful.
(d) Sorrowful.

3. Tengo dreams of going abroad to a place where ____________________________.
(a) A black man can be President.
(b) There are many beaches.
(c) He is not treated as less than human.
(d) It is warm all year long.

4. What are the people Tengo finds at the school when he arrives doing?
(a) Waiting for Tengo.
(b) Fighting a fire.
(c) Shooting film for a newscast.
(d) Trying to squash a protest.

5. Life staying familiar is ____________________ for Frikkie.
(a) Wrong.
(b) Boring.
(c) Comfortable.
(d) Crazy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the oubaas' current boss-boy?

2. How many years does Frikkie have to wait after his school years until he can return to the farm permanently?

3. Why is Tengo happy about the chance to continue his education?

4. One day, Tengo arrives at school to find ______________________.

5. What does a soldier force Tengo to do at the school gates?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Tengo think is the only thing that will change the lives of his family members?

2. What do the oubaas notice about Tengo's mood in Chapter 7?

3. How much time has passed since the last chapter and what does Tengo no longer note about living in Johannesburg?

4. What decision does Tengo struggle with after the school closes?

5. Why does Tengo have to ignore his mother's feelings before he departs for school?

6. What reason does the reverend give Tengo on the importance of him continuing his education?

7. What does Claire share with Tengo about an integrated community and what is Joseph's opinion of it?

8. How does Tengo feel, knowing that he has to make a choice between going to school and protesting for his people?

9. Why is Tengo conflicted about his personal desires and the issues for the greater good?

10. What does Tengo encounter one day when he arrives at school?

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