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 Joseph offer to Tengo?

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

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

4. What does a soldier not allow Tengo to do?

5. What do protesters throw at the soldier?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Tengo get caught up in the protests at the school?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why is Tengo's need to make a choice a sad and unfair situation?

9. What is the source of Tengo's angry moods?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book? List at least five and cite your reasons for each.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Create a character study of Oom Koos. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Oom Koos?

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