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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Ferdinand's question at Indar's lecture?
(a) He asks if the New Africa will be a democracy.
(b) He asks how it could be possible to have a New Africa.
(c) He asks whether a New Africa could include old African religion.
(d) He asks if the New Africa will be united across the continent.

2. What is the significance of Ferdinand's question about religion?
(a) It shows some of the struggle of socializing men with tribal roots into citizens of a modern state.
(b) It shows that young Africans are looking for a way out of their old religions.
(c) It shows that Ferdinand is thinking of becoming a magician like Zabeth.
(d) It shows that politics and religion will always be at odds.

3. What is Indar's moment of insight?
(a) He understands that he was meant to write the African story.
(b) He sees he has not marketed himself correctly.
(c) He realizes he must return to his roots to be happy.
(d) He knows without a doubt that he belongs to himself alone and would surrender his manhood to nobody.

4. Where is Father Huismans when Salim calls on him?
(a) In the room where he keeps his collection of masks.
(b) On one of his trips into the bush
(c) Outside playing football with the boys
(d) Up on the roof, repairing some damage

5. Fearful of the growth of the town, what happens among the villagers?
(a) The villagers see an opportunity for business.
(b) They are pushed further and further into the outskirts.
(c) The villagers dislike the increased population but do not return to the villages.
(d) They begin to fear it and talk of destroying it rises again.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the hostess Salim meets at the party?

2. Moving deeper into Africa, what crosses Salim's mind?

3. Who is the slave that Salim's family sends to stay with him?

4. What does Ferdinand think about Huismans' museum?

5. What is Indar doing in the town?

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