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

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

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

4. What does the musician, Makeba, have a passion for?
(a) Liberation.
(b) The cello.
(c) America.
(d) Public performances.

5. In Chapter2, how does Bessie describe her third novel, "A Question of Power"?
(a) The most satisfying.
(b) Difficult to write.
(c) Intensely personal and private.
(d) A work of excruciating detail.

6. Which of Bessie's novels is the only one that truly reflects a black South African viewpoint?
(a) None.
(b) Maru.
(c) A Question of Power.
(d) When Rain Clouds Gather.

7. What did the British bring to South Africa, which aided women as food producers?
(a) Iron hand-plough.
(b) Chickens.
(c) Shovels.
(d) Sheep.

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

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

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

11. What, does Bessie feel that exploitation and evil are dependent on?
(a) Resigned acceptance of authority.
(b) Cultural misunderstandings.
(c) Financial imbalance.
(d) Lack of communication between oppressor and oppressed.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "Despite broken bondage . . .," in the old days a woman was only regarded as sacred if she what?

3. Bessie says that people in Botswana lead very what lives?

4. How many major tribes are there in Botswana?

5. What is the meaning of "didactic" works?

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