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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What occurred at midnight on August 5?
(a) Cedella gave birth to a daughter named Pearl.
(b) Jamaica became a free and independent nation.
(c) Omeriah died from a heart attack.
(d) Jamaica broke into civil war.

2. Who did Bob hang out with in Kingston?
(a) Captain Marley.
(b) Bunny Livingston.
(c) Omeriah Malcolm.
(d) Peter Tosh.

3. What happened to Cedella's child when he was only four months old?
(a) He learns to read.
(b) He nearly dies.
(c) He is kidnapped.
(d) He begins to walk.

4. What did Bob say attacked him at night?
(a) Drunken neighbors.
(b) Angry insects.
(c) Friendly ghosts.
(d) Bad spirits.

5. Who married Cedella when she became pregnant?
(a) Toddy Livingston.
(b) Captain Marley.
(c) Omeriah Malcolm.
(d) Bob Marley.

6. Why did Bob tell his mother not to worry about his father's remarriage?
(a) Captain Marley was going to die soon anyway.
(b) Bob did not tell his mother not to worry.
(c) Karma would repay Captain Marley.
(d) They did not need Captain Marley anyway.

7. What was the name of Rita's daughter?
(a) Cedella.
(b) Nita.
(c) Sharon.
(d) Pearl.

8. Who was thought to be a prophet for the African people?
(a) Asfa Wossen.
(b) Ras Tafari.
(c) Prophet Gad.
(d) Jim Morrison.

9. Where did Bob Marley grow up?
(a) In Nine Miles, Jamaica.
(b) In Kingston, Jamaica.
(c) In Brooklyn, New York.
(d) In Wilmington, Delaware.

10. Why did Bob want to look more like a white person?
(a) Bob did not want to look more like a white person.
(b) Because he thought he was ugly.
(c) Because he was told his skin was sinful.
(d) Because these were the people with power.

11. What did Ras Tafari change his name to?
(a) Robert Marley.
(b) Nesta Roberts.
(c) Haile Selassie I.
(d) Asfa Wossen.

12. Who did Cedella decide to move with in Chapter 4, "Bad Card"?
(a) Captain Marley.
(b) Omeriah Malcolm.
(c) Toddy Livingston.
(d) Peter Tosh.

13. According to one of the founding tenants of Rastafarianism, who was a prophet for the black people?
(a) Peter Tosh.
(b) Asfa Wossen.
(c) Haile Selassie.
(d) Bob Marley.

14. How was a girl in Bob's culture seen if she was not pregnant by the time she was out of her teens?
(a) As prude and snobbish.
(b) As a barren and worthless woman.
(c) This is not considered.
(d) As intelligent and resourceful.

15. When was Ras Tafari born?
(a) July 23, 1892.
(b) September 2, 1937.
(c) June 25, 1985.
(d) January 1, 1940.

Short Answer Questions

1. What country does Ras Tafari become leader of?

2. Who accompanied Bob on the bus ride to Kingston?

3. What happened when Rita stayed the night with Bob?

4. What did the rumors spread about Ras Tafari's childhood refer to?

5. Why did Rastafarianism flourish in Jamaica?

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