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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Cedella go to the courthouse a few days after visiting Captain Marley?
(a) To file for divorce from Captain Marley.
(b) To file a formal complaint that he remarried without first divorcing her.
(c) To get a new copy of Bob's birth certificate.
(d) To obtain a marriage license to marry Toddy Livingston.

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

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

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

5. Where did the boys in Kingston learn to be more independent and more mischievous?
(a) In the music they hear.
(b) In school.
(c) In the country.
(d) In the big city.

6. What was Ras Tafari promised from birth that he did not inherit?
(a) A large castle in Egypt.
(b) His family's money.
(c) Control over nature.
(d) The governorship of Harar.

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

8. Who became king of Ethiopia, granting Garvey renown and fame for predicting it in America and Jamaica?
(a) Haile Selassie.
(b) Asfa Wossen.
(c) Peter Tosh.
(d) Bob Marley.

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

10. Who was Ras Tafari born to?
(a) Ras Makonnen.
(b) Haile Selassie.
(c) Asfa Wossen.
(d) Bob Marley.

11. How did Captain Marley die?
(a) From a car accident.
(b) From old age.
(c) From a heart attack.
(d) From a stroke.

12. How old was Bob in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?
(a) Thirty years old.
(b) Eighteen years old.
(c) Fourteen years old.
(d) Eight years old.

13. What is the name of the "Black Man's Bible" of Rastafarianism?
(a) Torah.
(b) King James Bible.
(c) The Holy Piby.
(d) Koran.

14. What career did Cedella want to get Bob an apprenticeship to?
(a) Welding.
(b) Mechanics.
(c) Electrician.
(d) Carpentry.

15. Why did Cedella decide to relocate?
(a) In order to find a husband.
(b) She did not decide to relocate.
(c) In order to save money for Bob's education.
(d) Because they were evicted from their home.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Bob given the opportunity to sing for in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?

2. In Chapter 5, "Pass It On", where did Cedella head on Saturday?

3. What did the Malcolm family realize after they did not hear from Bob for several weeks?

4. What did the band's competitors have that the Wailers began to get jealous of in Chapter 8, "People Get Ready"?

5. Who liked to tell everyone he was the leader of the group Bob organized?

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