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

2. What is the meaning of "didactic" works?
(a) Pre-planned conclusions and principles.
(b) Historical, yet fiction.
(c) Dealing with African culture.
(d) Geographical works.

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

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

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

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

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

8. What makes people suffer according to Bessie?
(a) Ignorance.
(b) Hatred.
(c) People.
(d) Fear.

9. What was Bessie suffering from when she was trying to forge a friendship with the American woman?
(a) Menopause.
(b) Gout.
(c) Mental troubles.
(d) Scarlet fever.

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

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

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

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

14. According to Bessie, revolutionary movements are composed of people living with what?
(a) Regret.
(b) Rage.
(c) Mental instability.
(d) Poverty.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is a "bogadi," in African culture?

3. In Chapter 2, Bessie states that Botswana has survived by what?

4. Bessie describes Botswana men as what?

5. In "Makeba music," Bessie states that she believes in what?

(see the answer keys)

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