Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley Test | Final 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 cut ties with the Wailers after his girlfriend was killed in a car accident after leaving Island House?

2. Whose jealousy became apparent during the Wailers' tour?

3. Who questioned Bob's talents and overall gifts with the mystic world?

4. Who eventually took over the house at 56 Hope Road?

5. Why was the militia preemptively called in during the third annual independence parade in Kingston?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were Jamaican mystic beliefs on display during Omeriah's funeral?

2. What did the Wailers do while Marley is in Delaware?

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

4. What did "Rude Boy" describe and why was it popular?

5. After Marley returned to Jamaica, how did the Wailers afford their recordings?

6. How did The Wailers change in Chapter 14, "Who the Cap Fit"?

7. What did Marley dream of on September 10, 1964, and what did this seem to be related to?

8. What happened to Leslie Kong when he tried to re- release the Wailers' old tracks for pure profit?

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

10. How did Marley get in a bad situation which culminates with a shooting before the "Smile Jamaica" concert?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

How did Bob Marley change throughout his life? Detail the changes he made and the reasons behind those changes.

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