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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. Frikkie learns that Tengo wants to study in ___________________.
2. How does Tengo leave the schoolyard?
3. What does Tengo no longer notice in Johannesburg?
4. What is the greatest need of Tengo's family and friends?
5. Which friend of Tengo's asks him to join a group?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Frikkie have to do after completing his education and what does he learn about Tengo's plans for schooling?
2. What does Claire share with Tengo about an integrated community and what is Joseph's opinion of it?
3. How is Dr. Miller starkly different from the oubaas and his wife?
4. What do the protesters think the students should do and how does Tengo feel about it?
5. Why does Joseph's offer to help Tengo continue his education bring such relief to Tengo?
6. How does Frikkie feel about the changes occurring in the world?
7. How does Frikkie adjust to the changes occurring in his world?
8. What are Frikkie and Tengo doin in their lives now that they are seventeen-years-old?
9. Why does Tengo have to ignore his mother's feelings before he departs for school?
10. What does Tengo suspect about Joseph who is rarely home these days?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oppression is an important theme in the stories. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
WAITING FOR THE RAIN is a classic example of historical fiction. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?
Essay Topic 3
Select an instance of symbolism from the book and explain its significance.
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