A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, Beginnings, South Africa, 1937-1964.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was Bessie sent at age 13?
(a) Missionary orphanage.
(b) School.
(c) Her grandparents home.
(d) United States.

2. What additional information did the social worker tell Bessie?
(a) Her mother was dying.
(b) Her mother was insane.
(c) Her parents wanted her to leave the country.
(d) Her mother wanted nothing to do with her.

3. What race was Bessie's father?
(a) Mulatto.
(b) White.
(c) Chinese.
(d) Black.

4. What did Boeta L revert to when no one accepts his cause?
(a) Madness.
(b) Suicide.
(c) Drink.
(d) Religion.

5. Who raised Bessie?
(a) Her mother's sister.
(b) A black foster mother.
(c) Her father's parents.
(d) Her mother's maid.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Bessie born?

2. What was Bessie forbidden to do on holidays?

3. What was Bessie's biggest frustration in "An Unspeakable Crime"?

4. What community was Bessie in in "The Isolation of Boeta L"?

5. Bessie described her friend, Snowball, as perfectly black except for his what?

(see the answer key)

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