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

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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. What had Bob already began in regards to a career in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?

2. Who hung out on her porch every day in order to try to get the Wailers' attention?

3. What was the name of Rita's daughter?

4. What existed on Tafari's palms that was inexplicable?

5. Where did Cedella and Bob move in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?

Short Essay Questions

1. When and why did Marley decide to marry Rita?

2. Describe Ras Tafari's childhood.

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

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

5. How did Cedella meet and marry Captain Marley?

6. How did Rita lead Bob to convert to Rastafarianism?

7. What happened during Marley's meeting with Crown Prince Asfa Wossen?

8. How did Bob tell Cedella about his marriage?

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

10. After returning to Nine Miles where did Cedella decide to move, and why?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why were the Wailers so successful? How did their music influence the Jamaican people?

Essay Topic 2

How does the third person point-of-view enhance and inhibit the story? How would the biography be different if a different point of view were used?

Essay Topic 3

Investigate "Catch a Fire" as a biography. How does it adhere to and differ from the typical biography? What changes could be made to mark it more clearly as a biography? What changes could be made to prevent critics from classifying the novel as a biography?

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