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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. Where did Captain Marley take Bob upon Bob's arrival in Kingston in Chapter 4, "Bad Card"?
(a) To a nice house in the rich part of town.
(b) Directly to school.
(c) To his own home.
(d) To a decrepit house on Heywood Street.

2. What did Bob receive for cutting his first recording?
(a) Five dollars.
(b) A free record.
(c) A record deal.
(d) More studio time.

3. How did Cedella's family feel when Bob returned to Nine Miles with his mother?
(a) Frightened.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Agitated.
(d) Relieved.

4. 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) As intelligent and resourceful.
(d) This is not considered.

5. Who began handing Rita love notes from Bob?
(a) Peter.
(b) Bob.
(c) Coxsone.
(d) Bunny.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Bob say attacked him at night?

2. When the Wailers lost a contest, what happened to their popularity when Bob decided to beat up the winners?

3. What year did the Wailers become highly successful on summer stage shows?

4. When Cedella found Bob in Chapter 4, "Bad Card", whose care was he under?

5. What did Captain Marley's new wife realize during his conversation with Cedella?

Short Essay Questions

1. What disturbed Bob and Rita's sleep at her place, and what was the result of this event?

2. Describe Bob's childhood as seen in Chapter 3, "Misty Morning".

3. What did Bob and Bunny learn in Kingston?

4. How did Bob cut his first recording, and what did he receive as payment?

5. What did the Wailers do while Marley is in Delaware?

6. After Marley returned to Jamaica, how did the Wailers afford their recordings?

7. How and where did Cedella find Bob in Kingston?

8. How did Bob start to promote his records?

9. How were Jamaican mystic beliefs on display during Omeriah's funeral?

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

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