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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Rita's aunt Viola respond to finding Rita and Bob in her house?
(a) She called the police.
(b) She invited them to stay.
(c) She kicked them out.
(d) She shot at them.

2. Who wrote to Cedella inviting Bob to Kingston?
(a) Captain Marley.
(b) Omeriah Malcolm.
(c) Toddy Livingston.
(d) Peter Tosh.

3. Why was a pact made to prevent Tafari from gaining power?
(a) Because people were jealous of him.
(b) Because he was far too dangerous.
(c) Because he was a heretic.
(d) No such pact was made.

4. What year did the Wailers become highly successful on summer stage shows?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1981.
(d) 1972.

5. What was the name of Cedella's first child?
(a) Bobby Ray.
(b) Peter Bunny.
(c) Robert Nesta.
(d) Pearl.

6. Who hung out on her porch every day in order to try to get the Wailers' attention?
(a) Bunny Livingston.
(b) Cedella Marley.
(c) Rita Anderson.
(d) Pearl Malcolm.

7. Besides European influence, what type of traditions was Ras Tafari raised with?
(a) He never revealed the traditions he was raised with.
(b) Jamaican mystic traditions.
(c) Native American traditions.
(d) Shoan-Amharic traditions.

8. Why did the father of Cedella's child marry her?
(a) He refuses to marry her.
(b) Because he loves her.
(c) Because the law demands it.
(d) To save Bob from being a bastard child.

9. What country does Ras Tafari become leader of?
(a) Ethiopia.
(b) Jamaica.
(c) South Africa.
(d) Italy.

10. How did Bob feel about going to Kingston?
(a) Angry.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Excited.
(d) Upset.

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

12. Who formed a group called the Soulettes?
(a) Bunny Livingston.
(b) Rita Anderson.
(c) Cedella Marley.
(d) Pearl Malcolm.

13. What was the name of the influential music producer that Bob met in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?
(a) Peter Tosh.
(b) Leslie Kong.
(c) Chris Blackwell.
(d) Coxsone Dodd.

14. Who was convinced that an evil spirit is trying to do bad things to Cedella's child?
(a) Cedella.
(b) Captain Marley, her husband.
(c) Pearl, her sister.
(d) Omeriah, her father.

15. Who was Bob given the opportunity to sing for in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?
(a) Coxsone Dodd.
(b) Leslie Kong.
(c) Peter Tosh.
(d) Chris Blackwell.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Marley call himself?

3. Who did Bob push his music on?

4. How many Rastas surrounded Selassie's plane when he visited Jamaica in 1966?

5. What was Cedella's nickname?

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