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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. Who was the great leader of Botswana that protected it's people?
(a) Joran.
(b) Kobal.
(c) Abbal.
(d) Khama.

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

3. Which of Bessie's novels is the only one that truly reflects a black South African viewpoint?
(a) None.
(b) Maru.
(c) When Rain Clouds Gather.
(d) A Question of Power.

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

5. In "God and the underdog," what do the Ku Klux Klan members discover when they get to heaven?
(a) They're really in hell.
(b) The gates are locked, to them.
(c) Their families are not there.
(d) God is a black woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "God and the underdog," why does Bessie say the Klansmen make God a white man with blue eyes?

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

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

4. In Chapter 2, Bessie states that the only education for blacks in South Africa is what?

5. In Chapter 2, whose religious ideas hold great appeal for Bessie?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Bessie consider Botswana the "most unique and distinguished country in Africa"?

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

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

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

7. How is Bessie's hatred of the white man lessened in Chapter 2?

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

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

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

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