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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Cedella greet at Captain Marley's home?
(a) Omeriah Malcolm.
(b) His new wife.
(c) Bob Marley.
(d) Captain Marley.

2. Who was the most respected citizen in Nine Miles?
(a) Nesta Marley.
(b) Omeriah Malcolm.
(c) Cedella Marley.
(d) Robert Malcolm.

3. Why did Bob's music start to catch on?
(a) Because Bob forced everyone he knows to promote his music.
(b) Because it appealed to the rich, upper-class people in Jamaica.
(c) Because it appealed to the newly-independent people of Jamaica.
(d) Bob's music did not start to catch on.

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

5. Who made a pact to prevent Tafari from gaining power?
(a) Rastafarianisms.
(b) Many priests and powerful people.
(c) No one.
(d) World governments.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Captain Marley ask Cedella about when she visited his home in Chapter 5, "Pass It On"?

2. What was Bob Marley's nickname during his childhood?

3. What became popular in Bob's neighborhood in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?

4. How was a girl in Bob's culture seen if she was not pregnant by the time she was out of her teens?

5. Besides European influence, what type of traditions was Ras Tafari raised with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Captain Marley write Cedella in Chapter 4, "Bad Card"?

2. What religious beliefs and symbols surrounded Ras Tafari?

3. Who was Marcus Garvey, and why was he famous?

4. What circumstances led to Cedella moving away from Jamaica, and where did she move to?

5. Describe Ras Tafari's childhood.

6. What was the connection between Haile Selassie and Rastafarianism?

7. How did Rita Anderson become involved with Bob Marley?

8. Why did Cedella decide to move to Trench Town, and how did Bob feel about the move?

9. Describe Bob Marley at age fourteen.

10. What did Bob and Bunny learn in Kingston?

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