Waiting for the Rain Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 advice is Tengo given by the reverend?

2. Why does Tengo end his relationship with his girlfriend?

3. Tengo knows that life will be better if blacks ______________________.

4. Joseph tells Tengo that he can make arrangements for him to finish his education ________________ through the ANC.

5. What are the people Tengo finds at the school when he arrives doing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Tengo spend his school breaks studying with the help of a local preacher?

4. Who is Elijah and what groups does he invite Tengo to join?

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

6. How is Dr. Miller starkly different from the oubaas and his wife?

7. What does Tengo think about what the protesters believe the whites will never allow blacks to have?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Select an instance of symbolism from the book and explain its significance.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of women in South Africa in the late-20th century when the women in the book are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?

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