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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tony realize about "white civilization?"
(a) That it is doomed to failure.
(b) That it has no place in Africa.
(c) That it can never have human relations with black people.
(d) That it is superior and should be protected.

2. What does Tony say in the car after leaving the house?
(a) That he will not shut up.
(b) That Charlie has something to do with the murder.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Something about responsibility.

3. What did Charlie once do in a fit of rage?
(a) Kill a native.
(b) Slap one of his children.
(c) Break a sjambok over his knee.
(d) Beat his wife.

4. What does Mary notice in the newspaper?
(a) The death notice of an old friend.
(b) A job ad.
(c) An article on beekeeping.
(d) An announcement of marriage.

5. Who confesses to the crime?
(a) Luke.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Abraham.
(d) Moses.

6. About what does Mary pick up a pamphlet?
(a) Copper mining.
(b) Embroidery.
(c) Alpaca breeding.
(d) Beekeeping.

7. What type of shoes is Mary wearing when she arrives at the farm?
(a) High heels.
(b) Hiking boots.
(c) Loafers.
(d) Business shoes.

8. How have the last few months made Mary feel?
(a) Numb.
(b) Peaceful.
(c) Raw.
(d) Hurting.

9. Where has Mary not been since her marriage?
(a) England.
(b) Church.
(c) Town.
(d) The cinema.

10. How did Mary wear her hair?
(a) Long and free.
(b) In a short ponytail.
(c) Like a little girl.
(d) Unkempt and messy.

11. What does Mary forget to give the boy?
(a) A break.
(b) Any sort of praise.
(c) His wages.
(d) Food.

12. Who discovered the body?
(a) Dick Turner.
(b) Moses.
(c) Charlie Slatter.
(d) Farm boys.

13. What is the best ground on Dick's farm?
(a) The flower beds.
(b) The potato garden.
(c) The untouched veld.
(d) The tree plantation.

14. How often is a trip made by car to the station?
(a) Once every two months.
(b) Once a month.
(c) Once every two weeks.
(d) Once a week.

15. What does Samson do better than Mary?
(a) Sing.
(b) Clean.
(c) Cook.
(d) Deocorate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What changes Mary's attitude towards her life?

2. What was Mary's strength and weakness?

3. About what do Dick and Mary fight?

4. How many acres of land does Dick's farm have?

5. What does Samson do after being punished?

(see the answer keys)

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