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. How did Bob feel about going to Kingston?

2. Where did Cedella decide to move in Chapter 4, "Bad Card"?

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

4. Who was seen as a man who had the capacity to repel evil by many people in the Third World?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did Cedella go to the courthouse, what happened there and how did Bob respond?

4. What did Bob and Bunny learn in Kingston?

5. How did Bob Marley feel about the African people during the concert for Independence Day in Zimbabwe?

6. How did Cedella meet and marry Captain Marley?

7. Who were the members of the Wailers, and who offered them a contract?

8. What happened when Rita spent the night with Bob?

9. What happened when Bob arrived in Kingston?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Bob Marley and Haile Selassie.

Essay Topic 2

Which people are present in Marley's biography as the protagonist and the antagonist? Why are these people labeled in this way?

Essay Topic 3

How is foreshadowing used in "Catch a Fire"? Choose one major instance of foreshadowing and follow it through the book, finishing with how the event is fulfilled.

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