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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Boesman do with the piece of corrugated iron?
(a) Hits Lena.
(b) Makes a trap with it.
(c) Uses it for the fire.
(d) Builds a lean-to.

2. Who says, "It won't last long, but it's big enough. Not much to see. This is all. This is mine"?
(a) Zachariah.
(b) Boesman.
(c) Outa.
(d) Lena.

3. What does Lena say she hates in the beginning of Act 1?
(a) The clouds.
(b) The sky.
(c) The bats.
(d) The birds.

4. What is "soeterigheid"?
(a) Wood.
(b) Sweetness.
(c) Irritation.
(d) Sourness.

5. What shoes are Lena and Boesman wearing?
(a) Sandals.
(b) None.
(c) Worn-out loafers.
(d) Mocassins.

6. What does Lena say will happen to Boesman one day for beating her?
(a) He will fall apart.
(b) He'll be hanged.
(c) He'll be shot.
(d) She'll find another man.

7. What are "skelms"?
(a) White men.
(b) Devils.
(c) Black men.
(d) Dogs.

8. Fill in the blank: "Once you've put your _____ on your head and walked you never get light again."
(a) Life.
(b) Belongings.
(c) Pans.
(d) Firewood.

9. What does Lena carry under her arm?
(a) A cooking pot.
(b) Firewood.
(c) A stove.
(d) A mattress.

10. What is Boesman dragging along the ground in Act 1?
(a) A piece of currugated iron.
(b) A blanket.
(c) Cooking utensils.
(d) A mattress.

11. What happened before when Lena went to the police for Boesman beating her?
(a) They didn't care.
(b) They arrested Boesman.
(c) They tried to hang Boesman.
(d) They took her away.

12. What does Lena tell Outa she's not so good at?
(a) Making shelter.
(b) Making a fire.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Making tea.

13. What does Boesman go to check when he returns from getting shelter materials and Lena is happy?
(a) The sky.
(b) The water bottles.
(c) The fire.
(d) The wine bottles.

14. What did Lena find when she went into the dark to find shelter materials?
(a) A few pieces of wood.
(b) A few bottles.
(c) A blanket.
(d) A piece of iron.

15. Which character says, "I know I'm here now. Why? Look at it, for God's sake. Is this the best you could do"?
(a) Boesman.
(b) Lena.
(c) Zachariah.
(d) Outa.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lena show to Outa?

2. Who chased Boesman and Lena off their land?

3. What does Boesman say that the "kaffirs" come here to do?

4. What does Boesman say that Outa will do?

5. What does Lena say that many of Outa's kind have given her and Boesman along the road?

(see the answer keys)

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