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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What special category did Bessie see her writing in?
(a) South African telling a South African story.
(b) Sufferer exposing the truth.
(c) Black woman with her own style.
(d) Blazing a new trail into the future.

2. In "God and the underdog," what do the Ku Klux Klan members discover when they get to heaven?
(a) The gates are locked, to them.
(b) Their families are not there.
(c) God is a black woman.
(d) They're really in hell.

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

4. In Chapter 2, Bessie states that Botswana has survived by what?
(a) The grace of God.
(b) Having few whites.
(c) Lack of violence.
(d) Sheer luck.

5. Bessie describes Botswana men as what?
(a) Unmotivated.
(b) Immature.
(c) Unattractive.
(d) Not nice.

6. In "African religions," why did Bessie say that most of Asia was blanked out as barbaric in her school's geography book?
(a) They were difficult to convert to Christianity.
(b) They were not democratic.
(c) They were not considered civilized.
(d) Asia was mostly unknown, back then.

7. Bogadi marriages are arranged to retain what?
(a) Polygamy.
(b) Cattle wealth.
(c) Suppression of women.
(d) Control.

8. What does the musician, Makeba, have a passion for?
(a) The cello.
(b) Public performances.
(c) America.
(d) Liberation.

9. In "Notes on novels," Bessie states that wealth and privilege are dependent on what?
(a) Governing powers.
(b) Poverty and distress of others.
(c) Determination and lack of compassion for others.
(d) Current economic conditions.

10. In Chapter 2, what did the British go to Rhodesia to find?
(a) Schooling.
(b) Relaxation.
(c) Gold.
(d) Work.

11. In "African religions," what does African religion focus on?
(a) Mutual cooperation.
(b) Sacrifice.
(c) Deities.
(d) Afterlife.

12. What was the name of the conquered tribe in Botswana?
(a) Batawna.
(b) Bomangwato.
(c) Basarwa.
(d) Bangato.

13. Bessie says that people in Botswana lead very what lives?
(a) Secure.
(b) Rebellious.
(c) Quiet.
(d) Unassuming.

14. In Chapter 2, what does Bessie say is the root of traditional African life?
(a) Being at one with all things.
(b) The land.
(c) Work, rest and prayer.
(d) Respecting your neighbor.

15. Bessie feels that literature in South Africa is very what?
(a) Soothing.
(b) Necessary.
(c) Functional.
(d) Rebellious.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years did Bessie live in South Africa?

2. What makes people suffer according to Bessie?

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

4. By the 1830's, most of the tribes of South Africa were what?

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

(see the answer keys)

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