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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. At what kind of factory do many of the black people earn their living in Kipanga?

2. For whom did the Kenyans fight in the second Big War?

3. What does Mwihaki like to do with flowers, according to the narrator in Chapter 4?

4. What word in Chapter 6 refers to the Government?

5. Who is Suzannah's second son?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Nairobi represent symbolically to Njoroge and others in Part 1: "The Waning Light," Chapter 5?

2. What does the land represent symbolically to Mr. Howlands?

3. How is the home of Njoroge described? How many huts are there?

4. Who is the historical figure referred to as Jomo in the novel?

5. What is Njoroge's religious faith? How is this demonstrated in Part 1: "The Waning Light," Chapter 5?

6. What does the barber symbolize in the novel?

7. What event is described as happening in Murang'a in the "Interlude"? Why is it significant?

8. What is K.A.U. and how is it described in the narrative?

9. What does the land represent to Ngotho in the novel?

10. Why does Lucia become upset when the white woman visits her classroom in Part 1: "The Waning Light," Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the themes of fear and violence in Weep Not, Child. How are fear and violence used as means to suppress the people and the independence efforts? What are specific examples of events in the story that are used to inflict fear on the people? What effects do they have?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss the character of Mwihaki in the novel. How old is Mwihaki when her character is introduced? How does Mwihaki differ from Njoroge in terms of class, age, and wealth? What are the primary motivators for Mwihaki? How does Mwihaki's character evolve in the course of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the historical context of the Mau Mau Uprising. How central is this historical event to the plot of Weep Not, Child? What aspects of history are inserted into the narrative? How are the main political figures of this time characterized?

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