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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In "God and the underdog," Bessie states that there is nothing that moves her more deeply than what?
(a) Children with no future.
(b) The emancipation of African blacks.
(c) The history of the Jews.
(d) Poverty.

3. How many major tribes are there in Botswana?
(a) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

4. What year was the old British Bechuanaland Protectorate established in Botswana?
(a) 1860.
(b) 1890.
(c) 1901.
(d) 1885.

5. According to an account by Dr. W.H.C. Lichtenstein, Botswana men only do work that can be what?
(a) Viewed as manly.
(b) Considered too important for women.
(c) Sold or traded.
(d) Dropped suddenly.

6. In Chapter 2, what does Bessie feel that the African people need, for their civilization?
(a) Largeness of heart.
(b) Determination.
(c) Togetherness.
(d) Pride.

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

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

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

10. When did Bessie first get published?
(a) 1967.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1966.
(d) 1968.

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

12. In her research for her novel, "Maru," Bessie worked right at the roots of what?
(a) South African cultural diversity.
(b) Oppression.
(c) Racial hatred.
(d) Christianity.

13. Which of Bessie's novels is the only one that truly reflects a black South African viewpoint?
(a) A Question of Power.
(b) Maru.
(c) None.
(d) When Rain Clouds Gather.

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

15. What is the result of the casual sexual practices of the men of Botswana?
(a) More poverty.
(b) High rate of illegitimate births.
(c) AIDS epidemic.
(d) Rise in alcoholism.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "Despite broken bondage . . .," what does Bessie say the emancipation of women in Botswana was rooted in?

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

4. How many cattle died in the major drought in Botswana?

5. In "African religions," Bessie states that African religion doesn't receive value because they don't have what?

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