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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a "bogadi," in African culture?
(a) Bride price.
(b) Religious statue.
(c) Type of bread.
(d) Village square.

2. In Chapter 2, what person made Bessie's natural hatred of the white man ebb?
(a) The American woman.
(b) A child.
(c) Pasternak.
(d) Cambridge volunteer.

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

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

5. 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 history of the Jews.
(c) Poverty.
(d) The emancipation of African blacks.

6. Who was the great leader of Botswana that protected it's people?
(a) Abbal.
(b) Joran.
(c) Khama.
(d) Kobal.

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

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

9. Bessie states that one day all nations shall dwell under what shadow?
(a) The Pharaoh's.
(b) Global civilization.
(c) Peace.
(d) Total equality.

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

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

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

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

14. How many cattle died in the major drought in Botswana?
(a) 300,000.
(b) 50,000.
(c) 100,000.
(d) 500,000.

15. In old African custom, what were women forbidden to handle?
(a) Silk.
(b) Cattle.
(c) Ivory.
(d) Goats.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, whose religious ideas hold great appeal for Bessie?

2. In her research for her novel, "Maru," Bessie worked right at the roots of what?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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