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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Bessie, what do the South African blacks possess that evens out all their downfalls?
(a) Deep respect for the culture.
(b) Love and warmth.
(c) Innocent simplicity.
(d) Fire within.

2. According to Bessie, what do African people push aside?
(a) Hope.
(b) Assistance.
(c) Intrusions.
(d) Dreams.

3. In Serowe, what grazes the earth to a shred?
(a) Sheep.
(b) Zebras.
(c) Goats.
(d) Cows.

4. In 1963, what did Bessie encourage her readers to do?
(a) Love their neighbor.
(b) Fight against the status quo.
(c) Flee.
(d) Look to God to save them.

5. In 1964, where did Bessie move to?
(a) Atteridgeville.
(b) Johannesburg.
(c) Botswana.
(d) Cape Town.

6. 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) Good for the people.
(c) Truthful.
(d) A trick.

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

8. In "Village people," Bessie states that African peace is what?
(a) Only a dream.
(b) A one-sided truce.
(c) Deceptive.
(d) Non-existent.

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

10. According to Bessie, what had the blacks in Cape Town not made use of?
(a) Special travel privileges.
(b) Government issued cash coupons.
(c) Education.
(d) Food coupons.

11. Why does Bessie believe that the artist Gladys Mgudlandlu is so successful?
(a) Her art sales benefit the community.
(b) She is very vocal about oppression.
(c) Her art subjects are all local.
(d) Her "escapism" style appeals to oppressed people.

12. According to Bessie, the South Africans have been living in exclusive compartments for so long that they are what?
(a) An isolated people.
(b) Out of touch.
(c) Afraid of each other.
(d) Doomed.

13. According to Bessie, the blacks of Cape Town accept hell to have what?
(a) Their lives.
(b) Freedom to practice cultural traditions.
(c) Peace.
(d) Their dignity.

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

15. What does Bessie think that the blacks in Cape Town believe?
(a) They shall overcome.
(b) They are doomed.
(c) Their culture will survive.
(d) The rest of the world will save them.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Sketches," how does Bessie describe Botswana?

2. What race was Bessie's father?

3. What was the trend in Atteridgeville in 1964?

4. What does Bessie feel is the most important aspect to having friends in South Africa?

5. Bessie Head was born in what year?

(see the answer keys)

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