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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 Bessie attribute her bad habits and violent nature to?
(a) Drugs.
(b) How she grew up.
(c) Mental instability.
(d) Fellow refugees.

2. According to an account by Dr. W.H.C. Lichtenstein, Botswana men only do work that can be what?
(a) Considered too important for women.
(b) Viewed as manly.
(c) Sold or traded.
(d) Dropped suddenly.

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

4. Bessie feels that the main function of a writer is to communicate what?
(a) A sense of wonder.
(b) One's passion.
(c) True life.
(d) Information.

5. In Chapter 2, what did the British go to Rhodesia to find?
(a) Gold.
(b) Schooling.
(c) Work.
(d) Relaxation.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Bessie in "African religions," what is at the root and foundation of African religion?

2. In "Despite broken bondage . . .," what does Bessie say the emancipation of women in Botswana was rooted in?

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

4. What special category did Bessie see her writing in?

5. How did the British refer to Botswana in the early 1800's?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How are Bessie and the American woman different?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why was Bessie able to write in Botswana rather than South Africa?

10. In "African Religions," what does Bessie state is at the root of religion in Africa?

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