Section 1, Pages 1-14
1. What does July bring the Smalls at the beginning of the novel?
2. What do both Maureen and Bam refuse from July at the beginning of the novel?
3. What is Bam’s profession?
4. How much time has passed since Maureen and Bam left Johannesburg?
(a) Five years.
(b) Four days.
(c) Two years.
(d) Six months.
5. In Section 1, where are the children sleeping, once in the hut?
(c) The floor.
(d) Car seats.
6. What is a bakkie?
(a) A car.
(b) A bicycle.
(c) An article of clothing.
(d) A plant.
7. What color is the Smalls' bakkie?
8. What object does Bam not keep in his home?
(b) A knife.
(d) A revolver.
9. What makes the children happy, as nothing can?
(d) Buying things.
10. What is happening politically, economically, and socially in the novel?
(a) Democracy is being challenged.
(b) Whites are being sold as slaves.
(c) Blacks are being sold as slaves.
(d) Apartheid is being challenged.
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