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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Captain Marley take Bob upon Bob's arrival in Kingston in Chapter 4, "Bad Card"?

2. What was the name of the influential music producer that Bob met in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?

3. Who made a pact to prevent Tafari from gaining power?

4. Who would Bob be under the care of in Kingston?

5. What country does Ras Tafari become leader of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Wailers' music start to catch on?

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

3. What happened when Bob arrived in Kingston?

4. Who was Omeriah Malcolm, and what did he think about Bob?

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

6. What religious beliefs and symbols surrounded Ras Tafari?

7. What did Bob and Bunny learn in Kingston?

8. Why did Cedella visit Captain Marley in Chapter 5, "Pass It On"?

9. How did Bob and Bunny react when radios become popular in their neighborhood?

10. Why did Bob go to the hospital, and what did he tell Cedella while he was there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role does mysticism play in Marley's biography? How do mystic events affect Bob's life and career?

Essay Topic 2

How did the people Marley knows affect his life? How would his life have be different if he had never met some of these people?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of music in this book? What events are driven by Bob's career in the music industry? How are people viewed based on their involvement in the music industry?

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