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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the chairman of the Kimberley Sporting Club?
(a) Neville Pickering.
(b) Cecil Rhodes.
(c) Zouga Ballantyne.
(d) Leander Jameson.

2. According to the story told by the late night visitor to Zouga's bedroom, what is Mungo trying to purchase when he gets shot?
(a) Ammunition.
(b) The soapstone sculpture.
(c) A load of guns.
(d) A parcel of diamonds.

3. Which character is a police officer?
(a) Damian Williams.
(b) Cecil Rhodes.
(c) Hendrick Naaiman.
(d) Leander Jameson.

4. What does Zouga initially believe that Mungo is carrying on the ship to trade?
(a) Diamonds.
(b) Copper wire and gold.
(c) Beads and copper wire.
(d) Slaves.

5. What rank does Zouga Ballantyne hold?
(a) Major.
(b) Admiral.
(c) Captain.
(d) Colonel.

6. According to rumor, how many slaves had Mungo St. John transported from Africa to North America in a three month period?
(a) $2 million worth of slaves.
(b) $5 million worth of slaves.
(c) $500 thousand worth of slaves.
(d) $750 thousand worth of slaves.

7. How long does the journey from Good Hope to the diamond fields take Zouga and his family?
(a) Four weeks.
(b) Eight weeks.
(c) Ten weeks.
(d) Six weeks.

8. What does the Matabele warrior use to pry the diamond in the pit loose?
(a) His knife.
(b) His shovel.
(c) His axe.
(d) His whistle.

9. Who witnesses the entire physical fight that occurs between Ralph and Zouga?
(a) Jan Cheroot.
(b) Jordan.
(c) Bazo.
(d) Dr. Jameson.

10. How many groups does Zouga divide the tribal warriors into for their "competition"?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

11. Who quickly becomes a sorter with an uncanny talent for picking out diamonds, no matter the size or color?
(a) Cecil.
(b) Jordan.
(c) Bazo.
(d) Ralph.

12. When Zouga asks the nameless man what he's selling, how does the nameless man respond?
(a) Hope.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Diamonds.

13. What is one of the conditions under which Zouga's meeting with the nameless man takes place?
(a) Zouga must approach on horseback.
(b) Zouga must approach at night.
(c) Zouga must approach with Ralph.
(d) Zouga must approach unarmed.

14. What is the name of Zouga's eldest son?
(a) Ralph.
(b) Bazo.
(c) Emile.
(d) Jordan.

15. Where did Zouga first meet his wife?
(a) In Cape Horn.
(b) In Madrid.
(c) In London.
(d) In New York.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many children do Zouga and his wife have?

2. What is the name of the Hottentot servant who actually first finds the diamonds at Colesberg kopje?

3. After tying the nameless man to his horse, where does Zouga take the nameless man to?

4. When Zouga loads the sculpture onto the cart to sell it, how old is Jordan?

5. How much time passes between when Zouga Ballantyne first hears the name Colesberg kopje and when Zouga and his family begin traveling to Colesberg?

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