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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Snowball believe can co-exist?
(a) Christianity and Hinduism.
(b) Western and African cultures.
(c) Blacks and whites.
(d) Science and spiritualism.

2. What does Bessie call Gladys Mgudlandlu?
(a) The people's savior.
(b) The exuberant innocent.
(c) The innocent escapist.
(d) The ample artist.

3. What does Bessie feel is the most important aspect to having friends in South Africa?
(a) They protect you.
(b) The connect you to the right people.
(c) They help you laugh.
(d) They help you fight the white supremacy.

4. In 1963, what did Bessie encourage her readers to do?
(a) Fight against the status quo.
(b) Look to God to save them.
(c) Flee.
(d) Love their neighbor.

5. What did Bessie's father take care of?
(a) Fields.
(b) Landscape.
(c) Race horses.
(d) Gardens.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bessie states that "in her work" everyone has what?

2. According to Bessie, what had the blacks in Cape Town not made use of?

3. According to Bessie, Serowe consists of African people and what?

4. What does Bessie call Southern Africa?

5. Who does Bessie think the Afrikaner race will one day emulate?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "An Unspeakable Crime," why does Bessie feel discouraged by the South African blacks?

2. What facts about her parentage were brutally told to Bessie by the magistrate and the missionary?

3. In "The Old Woman," what is Bessie referring to when she says "Gods walk around Africa barefoot with nothing"?

4. Why is there no rage and oppression in Botswana?

5. In "A Gentle People," what are Bessie's feelings regarding the black people of Cape Town?

6. How was African Independence celebrated in Botswana?

7. How did Bessie react when she was forbidden to visit her adoptive family on school holidays?

8. How does Bessie describe Botswana in 1964?

9. Why did Bessie keep all the notes that the American woman gave her?

10. Why do the South African blacks relate to the artist, Gladys Mgudlandlu?

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