Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence, and Other Stories Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is considered the language of the common man in Morocco?
(a) French.
(b) Spanish.
(c) English.
(d) Arabic.

2. What can Zahra and her husband not discuss while at the jail?
(a) Their marriage.
(b) Their children.
(c) The weather.
(d) Politics.

3. Why did Zahra's mother-in-law want her son to divorce Zahra?
(a) She ate the last of their rice.
(b) She was barren.
(c) She stole from the family.
(d) She yelled at her.

4. How did Zahra's husband feel about the resistance?
(a) Scared.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Sympathetic.
(d) Angry.

5. Who, at the end of Chapter 1, gives Zahra a mattress?
(a) The faqih.
(b) Rahman.
(c) Her brother.
(d) Her mother.

6. Who tells Zahra that her husband is in jail?
(a) Her mother.
(b) A neighbor.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) Her husband.

7. Who moves to Casablanca with Zahra?
(a) Her sister.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her friend.
(d) Her brother.

8. How was the Sultan of Morocco treated when he returned from exile?
(a) With fear.
(b) Like a hero.
(c) With hatred.
(d) With disdain.

9. Who does Zahra visit in Chapter 3 to air her frustration?
(a) The faqih.
(b) A therapist.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her brother.

10. Who did Morocco fight in the 19th century?
(a) The Japanese.
(b) The Russians.
(c) The French and Spanish.
(d) The United States.

11. Who does Faqih hate?
(a) Spanish.
(b) The French.
(c) Moroccans.
(d) Zahra.

12. What is the "first" this book is known for?
(a) The first book written by a Moroccan woman translated to English.
(b) The first book to question Christianity.
(c) The first book written by a woman.
(d) The first book to question Islam.

13. How does Zahra describe her childhood?
(a) Jungle.
(b) Desert.
(c) Flower.
(d) Oasis.

14. What people make up Zahra's family class?
(a) Slaves.
(b) Businessmen and politicians.
(c) Farmers and townspeople.
(d) Kings and queens.

15. Who is Rahma?
(a) A doctor.
(b) An eccentric woman.
(c) An eccentric man.
(d) A wealthy banker.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who stole donated goods from the storage sight in Chapter 4?

2. Who surprises Zahra during one of her meetings in Chapter 4?

3. What does Zahra remember when she sees images of the natural disaster in Chapter 1?

4. What does Zahra's husband go to jail?

5. Who was born in the Year of the Elephant ?

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