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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Zahra feel when she visits the tomb in Chapter 2?
(a) Scared.
(b) Silly,
(c) At peace.
(d) Angry.

2. 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.

3. Who surprises Zahra during one of her meetings in Chapter 4?
(a) June B.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Faqih.
(d) Her husband.

4. What year was Abou Zayd born?
(a) 1920.
(b) 1960.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1980.

5. What is a faqih?
(a) A holyman.
(b) A street car.
(c) A queen.
(d) A doctor.

6. Who stole donated goods from the storage sight in Chapter 4?
(a) Faqih.
(b) Safia.
(c) Zahra.
(d) June B.

7. How did Faqih escape his pursuers?
(a) He dressed in women's clothes.
(b) He hid in a trash can.
(c) He ran to Paris.
(d) He dressed as a homeless man.

8. What crisis did Morocco face in the mid 1950s?
(a) War.
(b) Educational.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Water.

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

10. What language was "Year of the Elephant" first written in?
(a) French.
(b) German.
(c) Russian.
(d) Arabic.

11. Who do the literacy meetings in Chapter 4 help?
(a) Illiterate peasant women.
(b) Older men.
(c) School teachers.
(d) Small children.

12. What papers does Zahra fill out at the start of Chapter 3?
(a) A will.
(b) Divorce papers.
(c) Immigration papers.
(d) Custody papers.

13. What was attacked in 570 A.D.?
(a) Jerusalem.
(b) France.
(c) Mecca.
(d) Casablanca.

14. Who is Walter in Chapter 4?
(a) A journalist.
(b) A French politician.
(c) A German Guard.
(d) A doctor.

15. How did Zahra learn about Rahman?
(a) She worked for her as a maid.
(b) She befriended her daughter.
(c) She spied on her from a tree.
(d) She befriended her son.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Zahra's family make money?

2. What language did Abou Zayd use on her radio show?

3. At the start of Chapter 4 what does Zahra spend her money on?

4. Who did Zahra avoid on her wedding day?

5. Who does Zahra learn has a baby later in life?

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