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. Who was Bob given the opportunity to sing for in Chapter 6, "Small Axe"?

2. Why did Cedella decide to relocate?

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

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

5. What type of music was Bob interested in at age fourteen?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Bob start to promote his records?

2. How did Cedella meet and marry Captain Marley?

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

4. What role did sex play in Bob's life in Kingston?

5. When did Ras Tafari change his name, and what did he change it to?

6. How did Rastafarianism affect Jamaicans?

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

8. What religious beliefs and symbols surrounded Ras Tafari?

9. Describe Bob Marley at age fourteen.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is religion portrayed in "Catch a Fire"? How does Rastafarianism affect Bob's life and career? Are these changes positive or negative, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Bob Marley and Haile Selassie.

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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