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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Makeba music," Bessie states that she believes in what?
(a) Liberation.
(b) The contents of the human heart.
(c) Revolution.
(d) Simplicity.

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

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

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

5. Bessie feels that literature in South Africa is very what?
(a) Rebellious.
(b) Functional.
(c) Necessary.
(d) Soothing.

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

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

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

9. In "God and the underdog," why does Bessie say the Klansmen make God a white man with blue eyes?
(a) The white people are the most alienated from God.
(b) They have no imagination.
(c) They don't really understand God's teachings.
(d) They're arrogant and think God must resemble them.

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

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

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

13. What was the name of the conquered tribe in Botswana?
(a) Bomangwato.
(b) Batawna.
(c) Basarwa.
(d) Bangato.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Bessie first get published?

2. In Chapter 2, Bessie believes that God is embodied in whom?

3. In old African custom, what were women forbidden to handle?

4. Bessie describes Botswana men as what?

5. What kind of large mine was discovered in Africa after independence?

(see the answer keys)

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