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 thought to be a prophet for the African people?

2. Who did Cedella greet at Captain Marley's home?

3. What career did Cedella want to get Bob an apprenticeship to?

4. What did Bob receive for cutting his first recording?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Bob Marley at age fourteen.

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

4. What religious beliefs and symbols surrounded Ras Tafari?

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

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

7. Describe Ras Tafari's childhood.

8. What happened on February 6, 1945?

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

10. How did Cedella meet and marry Captain Marley?

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 would Bob's life story be different if Bob's father had not abandoned Cedella and Bob?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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