Cry, the Beloved Country Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, Chapters 6-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year does the novel take place?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1946.
(c) 1966.
(d) 1936.

2. What is the name of the village where Kumalo lives?
(a) Carisbrooke.
(b) Ndotsheni.
(c) Umzimkulu.
(d) Sophiatown.

3. What is Gertrude’s main emotion when Kumalo discovers how she is living?
(a) Defiance.
(b) Pride.
(c) Shame.
(d) Amusement.

4. Which of the following is NOT something Kumalo and his wife were saving money for?
(a) A stove.
(b) To send their son to school.
(c) A vacation.
(d) New clothes.

5. Where does the taxi driver tell Kumalo and Msimangu that Absalom might be living?
(a) Carisbrooke.
(b) Shanty Town.
(c) Springs.
(d) Claremont.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Stephen Kumalo’s profession?

2. What is the name of the taxi driver who is friends with Absalom?

3. What does Absalom’s former landlady in Alexandra reveal about Absalom’s behavior?

4. What major family news did John fail to reveal to his family back in Ndotsheni?

5. How do Kumalo and Msimangu travel to Alexandra?

(see the answer key)

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