Weep Not, Child 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. In Chapter 16, the narrator describes Njoroge as seeing himself as an old man of what age?

2. What does Mr. Howlands consider black men and the Mau Mau to be in Chapter 10?

3. The High School for Europeans is located a few miles from where, according to the narrator in Chapter 12?

4. How much per yard does Njoroge tell the woman that the dress is when she asks at the market in Chapter 16?

5. What does Boro call Freedom in Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Njoroge meet Stephen in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 14? How is Stephen described?

2. What does Njoroge attempt to do in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 18? What stops him?

3. What is the dynamic between Mwihaki and Njoroge when they meet on the hill in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 13?

4. Why does Ngotho express hope in Njoroge in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 13?

5. How has Mwihaki changed when she encounters Njoroge in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 11?

6. Why are Ngotho's wife and son taken away in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 10? How does he respond to the situation?

7. To what school is Mwihaki assigned after passing K.A.P.E. in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 13? Why?

8. What bad omens are described in the beginning of Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 15?

9. Where is Njoroge taken when he is taken from school in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 15? Why?

10. What news does Kamau relate to Njoroge when Njoroge finds him in the village in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the character of Boro in Weep Not, Child. How did Boro's experiences in World War II affect him? How is Boro affected by the growing independence movement? What actions does Boro take that impact the plot of the story?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the roles of religion, mythology, and oral tradition in Weep Not, Child. To what religion do Njoroge and his family adhere? How is this faith demonstrated in the text? How are traditional mythology and storytelling interwoven into the narrative and what is the result of this interweaving?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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