Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of music was Bob interested in at age fourteen?
(a) Rap.
(b) Jazz.
(c) Country.
(d) Ska.

2. What was the name of Cedella's second child?
(a) Omeriah.
(b) Bunny.
(c) Nesta.
(d) Pearl.

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

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

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

6. When Cedella found Bob in Chapter 4, "Bad Card", whose care was he under?
(a) Robert Nesta.
(b) Miss Grey.
(c) Captain Marley.
(d) Omeriah.

7. Who did Bob push his music on?
(a) Chris Blackwell.
(b) Coxsone Dodd.
(c) Winston Matthews.
(d) Bunny Livingston.

8. Where was a concert taking place as the biography opened?
(a) Zimbabwe.
(b) New York.
(c) Kingston.
(d) Nine Miles.

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

10. Who was performing a concert for Independence Day at the beginning of the biography?
(a) Bob Marley.
(b) Ziggy Marley.
(c) Rita Anderson Marley.
(d) Cedella Marley.

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

12. What became popular in Bob's neighborhood in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?
(a) Women.
(b) Radios.
(c) Cinema.
(d) The Wailers.

13. What entered Bob's eye while he was working as a welder?
(a) A piece of glass.
(b) A bug.
(c) A hot sliver of metal.
(d) Fire.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why did Bob want to look more like a white person?

4. What did Bob think about his new neighborhood in Chapter 6 "Small Axe"?

5. Who was partially credited with bringing Rastafarianism to the islands?

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