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. Whom will Njoroge be taught by at Siriana Secondary School for the first time?

2. How long has it been since the death of Ngotho and Mr. Howlands in Chapter 16?

3. What is the Indian doing in his corner at the market in Chapter 16?

4. Whom does Njoroge know that he must see in the end of Chapter 16?

5. How do those in the hut with Ngotho respond when he dies, according to the narrator in Chapter 16?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Njoroge working in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 17? How does he feel about his employment?

2. What is described as Boro's driving force in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 12? Why?

3. How is Njoroge's daily morning routine described in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 15?

4. How have Mr. Howlands' views of blacks in Kenya changed in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 10?

5. How is the headmaster of the Siriana Secondary School described in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 15?

6. How has Mr. Howlands come to feel about his work in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 12?

7. How does Mwihaki describe her home life in her letter in Part 2: "Darkness Falls," Chapter 14?

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

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

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

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 narrative style of Weep Not, Child. Is the story related in the present, past, or future tense? Is the narrator involved in the action of the story? What are the impacts of each of these choices?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author's use of language and dialogue in Weep Not, Child. What are some examples of the words from the narrative that are centered around its setting? How does the author use dialogue to develop characters and to further illustrate Kenyan culture? Do the characters in this novel communicate in the same ways that we do in our contemporary culture?

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