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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) Ireland.
(b) United States.
(c) England.
(d) Spain.

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

3. In Chapter 2, what does Bessie state is responsible for the elimination of polygamy in Botswana?
(a) Education.
(b) Women's movement.
(c) New laws.
(d) Christianity.

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

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

6. In "A Question of Power," Bessie states that what can lead a people or a nation into a terrible abyss of destruction?
(a) Rage.
(b) Prejudice.
(c) Evil.
(d) Greed.

7. According to an account by Dr. W.H.C. Lichtenstein, Botswana men only do work that can be what?
(a) Considered too important for women.
(b) Dropped suddenly.
(c) Sold or traded.
(d) Viewed as manly.

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

9. In Chapter 2, Bessie states that the only education for blacks in South Africa is what?
(a) Cultural.
(b) Political.
(c) Controlled.
(d) Biased.

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

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

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

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

14. What kind of large mine was discovered in Africa after independence?
(a) Uranium.
(b) Gold.
(c) Diamond.
(d) Copper.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Bessie views the author, Pasternak, as the liberator of what?

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

3. In "Notes on novels," how is pre-colonial invasion South Africa described?

4. According to Bessie in "Despite broken bondage . . .," what do men in Botswana mostly do?

5. What did the British bring to South Africa, which aided women as food producers?

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