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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says, "Can't we say goodbye? We'll have to do it one day. It's not for ever. Come on. Let's say it now. Goodbye!"?
(a) Outa.
(b) Fugard.
(c) Boesman.
(d) Lena.

2. What was the first leg of Boesman and Lena's travels?
(a) Coega to Veelplaas.
(b) Coeaga to Redhouse.
(c) Missionvale to Redhouse.
(d) Redhouse to Veelplaas.

3. What is the one thing Boesman says he's looking for?
(a) A family.
(b) Riches.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Slaves.

4. What did Lena call the dog?
(a) Jaaka.
(b) Hond.
(c) Dingo.
(d) Caan.

5. What does Lena take off the dead man and throw at Boesman?
(a) Her blanket.
(b) His wallet.
(c) His clothes.
(d) His bottles.

6. Who says, "There was something else in that fire. Us! Our sad stories, our smells, our world! And it burnt"?
(a) Boesman.
(b) Lena.
(c) Zachariah.
(d) Outa.

7. What is the setting for the stage in Boesman and Lena?
(a) Bare stage.
(b) The backdrop of a village.
(c) Red curtains and red floor.
(d) The backdrop of the city.

8. What did Lena do when the bulldozers came?
(a) Cried.
(b) Sang.
(c) Laughed.
(d) Danced.

9. What does Lena say that Boesman left on the dead man?
(a) Clothing.
(b) Money.
(c) Fingerprints.
(d) Blood.

10. What does Boesman tell Lena about the empties in Act 2?
(a) The the dog knocked them over.
(b) That they were worth nothing.
(c) That he dropped them.
(d) That she was wrong to drop them.

11. What does Lena ask Boesman to do instead of hitting her?
(a) Touch her.
(b) Slap her.
(c) Kill her.
(d) Kiss her.

12. What does Lena say Boesman should have done with their belongings this morning?
(a) Taken them with him.
(b) Given them to the white man.
(c) Thrown them in the fire.
(d) Sold them.

13. What did the people scramble back to their shanties to gather?
(a) Dogs.
(b) Rubbish.
(c) Food.
(d) Children.

14. What happened to Lena's firewood?
(a) They used it all.
(b) It crumbled.
(c) It got wet.
(d) It was stolen.

15. Where did the child die?
(a) Redhouse.
(b) Veelplaas.
(c) Koetsan.
(d) Missionvale.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lena tell the dead man is still happening before his eyes?

2. Which character in the play is black?

3. What hurt Lena more than Boesman's beatings?

4. Who says, "Big yellow donner with its jawbone to the ground. One bite and there's a hole in the earth!"?

5. What does Lena tell Boesman that he will "know what it feels like"?

(see the answer keys)

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