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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "African religions," what does African religion focus on?

2. What is the only industry that the British used Botswana for?

3. In her research for her novel, "Maru," Bessie worked right at the roots of what?

4. In "Notes on novels," Bessie states that wealth and privilege are dependent on what?

5. By the 1830's, most of the tribes of South Africa were what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Bessie's opinion of Botswana men?

2. How does Bessie describe the world that a black South African is born into?

3. When Bessie arrived in Botswana in 1964, what were the major differences that she noticed between that country and South Africa?

4. In "Notes on Novels," why is Bessie having difficulty writing about her years in South Africa?

5. In "A Note on Rain Clouds," what does Bessie state is thwarting young, idealistic, black men and their ideals?

6. What was Bessie's first experience of racism in a black form?

7. In "Despite Broken Bondage . . .," how were women treated in Africa before independence?

8. In "God and The Underdog," what does Bessie feel fuels revolutions?

9. Why according to Bessie has Botswana survived by "sheer luck and unexpected good fortune"?

10. In "African Religions," what, does Bessie state is the main difference between Asian and African religious ideals?

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