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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 2, what does Bessie say is the root of traditional African life?
(a) The land.
(b) Respecting your neighbor.
(c) Work, rest and prayer.
(d) Being at one with all things.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Bessie describes Botswana men as what?
(a) Immature.
(b) Not nice.
(c) Unmotivated.
(d) Unattractive.

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

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

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

14. In "African religions," what does African religion focus on?
(a) Afterlife.
(b) Mutual cooperation.
(c) Sacrifice.
(d) Deities.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 2, Bessie states that the only education for blacks in South Africa is what?

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

5. When did Bessie first get published?

(see the answer keys)

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