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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Josef Herman, the artist who lived through the Nazi invasion of Poland, fled to what country?
(a) Spain.
(b) Ireland.
(c) England.
(d) United States.

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

3. What does Bessie attribute her bad habits and violent nature to?
(a) Drugs.
(b) Mental instability.
(c) Fellow refugees.
(d) How she grew up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. According to Bessie in "African religions," what is at the root and foundation of African religion?
(a) Sacrifice.
(b) Communal goodness.
(c) Prayer.
(d) Family.

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

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

13. What writer does Bessie quote in "Social and political pressures . . ."?
(a) Harriet Beecher Stowe.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Ernest Hemmingway.
(d) Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

14. Bessie feels that the main function of a writer is to communicate what?
(a) A sense of wonder.
(b) True life.
(c) Information.
(d) One's passion.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Bessie's suffering in South Africa created in her a reverence for what?

3. In "God and the underdog," what do the Ku Klux Klan members discover when they get to heaven?

4. In Chapter2, how does Bessie describe her third novel, "A Question of Power"?

5. In 1968, where was Bessie told that South African literature wasn't very popular?

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