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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Bessie state was totally absent in her?
(a) Political fervor.
(b) Empathy.
(c) Sense of belonging.
(d) Sense of history.

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

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

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

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

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

10. How did the British refer to Botswana in the early 1800's?
(a) Hell on earth.
(b) God-awful country to live in.
(c) Desert full of blacks.
(d) Barren land of heathens.

11. How many years did Bessie live in South Africa?
(a) 15.
(b) 21.
(c) 27.
(d) 12.

12. In Chapter 2, what does Bessie believe that people cannot protest against?
(a) Their own natures.
(b) Evil social systems.
(c) The white man.
(d) Religion.

13. 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 considered civilized.
(c) Asia was mostly unknown, back then.
(d) They were not democratic.

14. 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.

15. In "Notes on novels," how is pre-colonial invasion South Africa described?
(a) Backward.
(b) Hostile.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Impoverished.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the great leader of Botswana that protected it's people?

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

3. In Chapter 2, Bessie states that the South African blacks have been stripped bare of what?

4. What special category did Bessie see her writing in?

5. Bessie states that one day all nations shall dwell under what shadow?

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