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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What people did the Bushmen resemble?
(a) Chinese.
(b) White Afrikaners.
(c) Black Irish.
(d) Black South Africans.

2. Bessie views the author, Pasternak, as the liberator of what?
(a) Emotions.
(b) Children.
(c) Russia.
(d) Passion.

3. In "Makeba music," where would Russian people caught dealing in the black market be deported to?
(a) Israel.
(b) United States.
(c) Siberia.
(d) Africa.

4. In 1968, where was Bessie told that South African literature wasn't very popular?
(a) Poland.
(b) Germany.
(c) England.
(d) United States.

5. Bessie states that the system in South Africa sees blacks as not what?
(a) Human.
(b) Worthy.
(c) Ambitious.
(d) Intelligent.

6. What did the British bring to South Africa, which aided women as food producers?
(a) Iron hand-plough.
(b) Sheep.
(c) Chickens.
(d) Shovels.

7. What is the meaning of "didactic" works?
(a) Pre-planned conclusions and principles.
(b) Historical, yet fiction.
(c) Geographical works.
(d) Dealing with African culture.

8. In African culture, what can't a woman do to their husband?
(a) Divorce them.
(b) Lodge complaints against them.
(c) Berate them.
(d) Strike them.

9. By the 1830's, most of the tribes of South Africa were what?
(a) Assimilated into other tribes.
(b) Landless.
(c) Christians.
(d) Extinct.

10. Why did Bessie say the South African experience so difficult for her to deal with in a creative sense?
(a) It was evil.
(b) She had no family for support.
(c) She couldn't get past her own personal views.
(d) She had too much inner turmoil.

11. How did the British refer to Botswana in the early 1800's?
(a) Desert full of blacks.
(b) God-awful country to live in.
(c) Barren land of heathens.
(d) Hell on earth.

12. Bessie states that Botswana men do not care about what?
(a) Their pride.
(b) Their wives.
(c) Their children.
(d) Work.

13. In "A Question of Power," Bessie states that what can lead a people or a nation into a terrible abyss of destruction?
(a) Greed.
(b) Rage.
(c) Prejudice.
(d) Evil.

14. In "African religions," Bessie states that African religion doesn't receive value because they don't have what?
(a) Money for recruiting followers.
(b) Large congregations.
(c) Ornate houses of worship.
(d) Deity figurines to worship.

15. Bessie's suffering in South Africa created in her a reverence for what?
(a) Quiet.
(b) Ordinary people.
(c) Innocence.
(d) Peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the only industry that the British used Botswana for?

2. How many major tribes are there in Botswana?

3. Who is the main character in Bessie's first novel, "When Rain Clouds Gather"?

4. Josef Herman, the artist who lived through the Nazi invasion of Poland, fled to what country?

5. In "God and the underdog," Bessie states that there is nothing that moves her more deeply than what?

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