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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What was Bessie suffering from when she was trying to forge a friendship with the American woman?
(a) Mental troubles.
(b) Menopause.
(c) Scarlet fever.
(d) Gout.

5. In "Despite broken bondage . . .," in the old days a woman was only regarded as sacred if she what?
(a) Was a virgin.
(b) Knew her place.
(c) Owned cattle.
(d) Was an elder.

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

7. What is the only industry that the British used Botswana for?
(a) Railroad.
(b) Farming.
(c) Mining.
(d) Timber production.

8. In "Despite broken bondage . . .," what does Bessie say the emancipation of women in Botswana was rooted in?
(a) Determination.
(b) The historical role of Christianity.
(c) Necessity.
(d) Passion.

9. In Chapter 2, Bessie believes that God is embodied in whom?
(a) The children.
(b) The American woman.
(c) The souls of all black Africans.
(d) Her adoptive mother.

10. According to Bessie in "Despite broken bondage . . .," what do men in Botswana mostly do?
(a) Work.
(b) Drink.
(c) Hunt.
(d) Play games.

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

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

13. In Chapter 2, what does Bessie state is responsible for the elimination of polygamy in Botswana?
(a) Christianity.
(b) New laws.
(c) Women's movement.
(d) Education.

14. In Chapter 2, Bessie states that the South African blacks have been stripped bare of what?
(a) Their basic natures.
(b) All personal integrity.
(c) Every human right.
(d) Hopes and dreams.

15. According to Bessie, revolutionary movements are composed of people living with what?
(a) Regret.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Rage.
(d) Mental instability.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Bessie views the author, Pasternak, as the liberator of what?

3. What is a "bogadi," in African culture?

4. In Chapter 2, what does Bessie believe that people cannot protest against?

5. According to Bessie in "African religions," what is at the root and foundation of African religion?

(see the answer keys)

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