Waiting for the Rain Test | Final Test - Hard

Sheila Gordon
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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 does a soldier force Tengo to do at the school gates?

2. Why does Tengo's mother want him to return to the farm?

3. The reverend tells Tengo that a new black government will need ________________________ to survive.

4. What job does Tengo do for the Millers?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. With whom does Tengo continue his studies after the schools reopen?

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

3. Why does Joseph's offer to help Tengo continue his education bring such relief to Tengo?

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

5. How does Frikkie feel about the changes occurring in the world?

6. How does Frikkie adjust to the changes occurring in his world?

7. What do the protesters think the students should do and how does Tengo feel about it?

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

9. How does Tengo act when Frikke comes to the farm for another school vacation?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hatred seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of hatred? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 2

Choose three characters from the book and then project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for their lives. Be sure to include geography, marital status, work, socialization, etc.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the stories. Explain the concept of foreshadowing and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

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