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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Suzannah's second son?
(a) Michael.
(b) Stephen.
(c) Peter.
(d) Paul.

2. Who is the teacher that teaches Njoroge's class English in Chapter 5?
(a) Isaka.
(b) Mwangi.
(c) Lucia.
(d) Kamau.

3. What did Ngotho pay for his son to become an apprentice to the village carpenter?
(a) A chicken and 50 shillings.
(b) His first-born daughter's hand in marriage.
(c) A cow and 100 shillings.
(d) A goat and 150 shillings.

4. Who is Ngotho's second wife?
(a) Nyokabi.
(b) Lucia.
(c) Nganga.
(d) Njeri.

5. What does Mwihaki like to do with flowers, according to the narrator in Chapter 4?
(a) Pick them for her sister.
(b) Pick them and throw them at Njoroge.
(c) Weave them into necklaces and hair adornments.
(d) Pick them for her mother.

6. Who is Lucia's mother?
(a) Nganga.
(b) Memsahib.
(c) Juliana.
(d) Mwihaki.

7. Who is the male teacher that Njoroge recalls teaching his first lesson in school?
(a) Nganga.
(b) Isaka.
(c) Michael.
(d) Boro.

8. What does Nyokabi tell Njoroge she will buy him when his father gets paid in the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) A pair of pants and a suit jacket.
(b) A calico.
(c) A pair of pants and a sweater.
(d) A shirt and a pair of shorts.

9. What word from the novel refers to a woman's abode?
(a) Kihii.
(b) Kipanga.
(c) Nyumba.
(d) Thingira.

10. The bush around what kind of trees is said to be a holy place in Chapter 2?
(a) Fig trees.
(b) Sycamore trees.
(c) Oak trees.
(d) Banana trees.

11. What city can be seen in the distance from the hill at Njoroge's home?
(a) Nairobi.
(b) Mombasa.
(c) Nakuru.
(d) Kisumu.

12. How long has it been since Njoroge first began school when Chapter 7 begins?
(a) Six months.
(b) Three years.
(c) Five years.
(d) Two years.

13. Boro tells his brother Kori that he was one of how many who escaped in Chapter 8?
(a) Five.
(b) Three.
(c) Eight.
(d) Nine.

14. Which of Boro's friends comes to push for and discuss the strike at Njoroge's home in Chapter 6?
(a) Kiarie.
(b) Nganga.
(c) Kihii.
(d) Memsahib.

15. Where is Karanja from?
(a) Ndeiya.
(b) Kihii.
(c) Kipanga.
(d) Nairobi.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word in Chapter 5 refers to an uncircumcised man?

2. What language do the Kikuyu people speak?

3. What Kenyan dish is Nyokabi making when Njoroge and his father talk about the approaching of school beginning in Chapter 4?

4. How did Kori injure himself escaping in Chapter 8?

5. Exactly how much later does the narrator describe the "Interlude" taking place?

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