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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. Bessie describes Botswana men as what?
(a) Immature.
(b) Not nice.
(c) Unmotivated.
(d) Unattractive.

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

3. In Chapter 2, Bessie believes that God is embodied in whom?
(a) Her adoptive mother.
(b) The children.
(c) The American woman.
(d) The souls of all black Africans.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the result of the casual sexual practices of the men of Botswana?

4. In "Makeba music," where would Russian people caught dealing in the black market be deported to?

5. In "African religions," Bessie states that African religion doesn't receive value because they don't have what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 2, why is the friendship between Bessie and the American woman painful?

3. Why was it so difficult for Bessie to deal with South Africa creatively?

4. In what ways did emancipation slowly make it's way to Botswana?

5. Why does Bessie think of the American woman as some sort of goddess?

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

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

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

9. In "Social and Political Pressures . . . ," what astonished Bessie about the book "One Hundred Years of Solitude"?

10. What was Bessie's life like during the two years that she lived in the refugee community in northern Botswana?

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