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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, Chapters 5-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are Absalom’s accomplices angry with him?
(a) Because he is collecting false witnesses who saw them at the crime scene.
(b) Because he refuses to lie and take all the blame for the crime upon himself.
(c) Because he faked illness to get a better prison cell than them.
(d) Because he lied to the police about which of them shot Arthur Jarvis.

2. How long has it been since the Kumalos heard from their son?
(a) One month.
(b) Six months.
(c) Two years.
(d) One year.

3. Which of the following is John’s main political agenda?
(a) He wants blacks to separate and form their own country.
(b) He wants complete equal rights for blacks.
(c) He wants blacks to have the right to vote.
(d) He wants better wages for blacks working in the gold mines.

4. What was the motive for Absalom and his accomplices to break into the Jarvis house?
(a) They wanted to steal goods to sell.
(b) They sought retribution for being fired from the Jarvis household.
(c) They were involved in a grudge match with one of Jarvis’ servants.
(d) They were going to kidnap one of Jarvis’ children and hold it for ransom.

5. Why does Kumalo also appear at the same house that Arther and Margaret are visiting as a respite from the trail?
(a) Because he noticed Jarvis at the trial and wants to apologize to him.
(b) Because he was sent on an errand by Father Vincent.
(c) Because he wants to beg the Jarvises not to seek the death penalty against his son.
(d) Because he is looking for a villager who supposedly lives there.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which word(s) best describes John’s feelings toward tribal chiefs and the Church?

2. What tragedy does the black woman suffer?

3. Who promises to help Kumalo find his sister and his son?

4. What was the name of the paper Arthur Jarvis was writing about justice for blacks?

5. What was the murdered man most well-known for?

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