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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What did Bessie feel defeated her in South Africa as a writer?
(a) The environment.
(b) Religion.
(c) Mental illness.
(d) Anger.

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

8. In 1968, where was Bessie told that South African literature wasn't very popular?
(a) Poland.
(b) England.
(c) United States.
(d) Germany.

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

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

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

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

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

14. In "African religions," Bessie states that African religion doesn't receive value because they don't have what?
(a) Money for recruiting followers.
(b) Large congregations.
(c) Deity figurines to worship.
(d) Ornate houses of worship.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "A Question of Power," Bessie states that what can lead a people or a nation into a terrible abyss of destruction?

2. What was Bessie suffering from when she was trying to forge a friendship with the American woman?

3. Bessie feels that literature in South Africa is very what?

4. What, does Bessie feel that exploitation and evil are dependent on?

5. Josef Herman, the artist who lived through the Nazi invasion of Poland, fled to what country?

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