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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In "Sketches," how does Bessie describe Botswana?
(a) Peaceful.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Serene.
(d) Simple.

3. Bessie says that she grew up knowing only whom?
(a) Her real mother.
(b) Her father.
(c) Her adoptive mother.
(d) Herself.

4. According to Bessie, Serowe consists of African people and what?
(a) Mud huts.
(b) Animals.
(c) Dreams.
(d) Beautiful landscapes.

5. In "chibuku beer and independence," who sent free beer for the independence celebration?
(a) Uganda.
(b) Johannesburg.
(c) Cape Town.
(d) Rhodesia.

6. How do most black friends in South Africa meet?
(a) Church.
(b) Family and friends.
(c) Political activism events.
(d) Bars.

7. What months does it rain fiercely in Serowe?
(a) November, December, and January.
(b) March, April, and May.
(c) May, June, and July.
(d) August, September, and October.

8. What does Bessie feel is the most important aspect to having friends in South Africa?
(a) They protect you.
(b) The connect you to the right people.
(c) They help you fight the white supremacy.
(d) They help you laugh.

9. What did the American woman send Bessie?
(a) An invitation to her wedding.
(b) Happy little notes.
(c) Flowers.
(d) A novel to read.

10. Bessie feels that the South African blacks have a desperate longing to bring out their own what?
(a) Pride.
(b) Innate abilities.
(c) Self-sufficiency.
(d) Creativeness.

11. In "chibuku beer and independence," Bessie states that if the government make a statement with no evil in it, then it may be what?
(a) Sensible.
(b) A trick.
(c) Good for the people.
(d) Truthful.

12. What reminds Bessie of the man, Snowball?
(a) The sunset.
(b) A child she meets.
(c) The tranquil waters.
(d) A herd of elephants.

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

14. In 1975, Botswana had few what?
(a) Rules.
(b) White people.
(c) Storms.
(d) Animals.

15. What community was Bessie in in "The Isolation of Boeta L"?
(a) Serowe
(b) Cape Town
(c) Atteridgeville
(d) Johannesburg

Short Answer Questions

1. What race was Bessie's mother?

2. What did Bessie learn to hate?

3. Who does Bessie think the Afrikaner race will one day emulate?

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

5. How does Bessie describe the Cape Town whites?

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