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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Retrospect, Southern Africa and Beyond, 1979-1986.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Bessie in "African religions," what is at the root and foundation of African religion?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Sacrifice.
(c) Family.
(d) Communal goodness.

2. How did Bessie define culture?
(a) The core of people.
(b) Where we all come from.
(c) The personality of a people.
(d) The bareroots of a people.

3. How many years was Botswana occupied by the British?
(a) 80.
(b) 30.
(c) 70.
(d) 60.

4. What happened to Snowball?
(a) He got into a bar fight.
(b) His dinghy collapsed.
(c) He got thrown into jail for being subversive.
(d) He left town.

5. What are the two sections of detention in "Call Me Woman"?
(a) 2 and 6.
(b) 5 and 9.
(c) 10 and 6.
(d) 2 and 3.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 3, Bessie is surprised by how creative writing is often tied to what?

2. In "Makeba music," Bessie states that she believes in what?

3. In "Despite broken bondage . . .," in the old days a woman was only regarded as sacred if she what?

4. Who were the first Europeans to have contact with the South Africans?

5. What did Bessie feel defeated her in South Africa as a writer?

(see the answer key)

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