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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Tutu have to do before becoming the Dean of Johannesburg?
(a) Renounce terrorism.
(b) Receive an endorsement from the white population.
(c) Pledge to the government.
(d) Register as a black person.

2. What did Tutu marvel at in "Chapter Five, Up and Running"?
(a) The courage of the whites that came before the commission.
(b) The level of forgiveness of the victims.
(c) The strength of his will.
(d) The number of cases.

3. What did many people see the TRC doing?
(a) Asking the victim to give up the pursuit of retribution.
(b) Asking the victim to leave the country.
(c) Asking the victim to forget.
(d) Asking the guilty to denounce others.

4. Why was the new government still vulnerable according to Tutu?
(a) There was no support for democracy.
(b) Political rivalry within the ANC.
(c) Security forces were still white only.
(d) The army was the real power holder.

5. What did Tutu grow to accept as a child?
(a) His father was white.
(b) His faith.
(c) Apartheid.
(d) His race.

6. When did the TRC hold its first hearing?
(a) April, 1997.
(b) April, 1998.
(c) April, 1996.
(d) May, 1996.

7. How many black people were removed from their homes by the racist regime of South Africa?
(a) 2.5 million.
(b) 3.5 million.
(c) 4.5 million.
(d) 3.9 million.

8. What does Tutu say of the politicians who crafted the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act?
(a) They were going too fast.
(b) They were saints.
(c) They were white.
(d) They were self interested.

9. What does Tutu say the trials under Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act ensured?
(a) Public humiliation.
(b) Knowledge of the law.
(c) The public would know who to get revenge against.
(d) Christians would not be found guilty.

10. What did December 16th become after 1994?
(a) Day of Reconciliation.
(b) Day of Vengeance.
(c) Day of Remembrance.
(d) Day of Reckoning.

11. How old was Tutu in 1994?
(a) 52 years old.
(b) 43 years old.
(c) 95 years old.
(d) 62 years old.

12. Tutu was challenged by the media because _______________.
(a) He was too old.
(b) He collaborated wtih the white government.
(c) The commission had a Christian emphasis.
(d) He was a friend of Mandela.

13. How many goals did Tutu set for himself after his ordination in 1986?
(a) Four goals.
(b) Nine goals.
(c) Three goals.
(d) Two goals.

14. What was the date of the first apartheid legislation in South Africa?
(a) 1948.
(b) 1943.
(c) 1958.
(d) 1945.

15. What does Tutu think would have happened if the prime minister had not rescinded the ban of reform organizations?
(a) A victory for the white parties.
(b) A bloodbath.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A large turn out of voters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What other approach, beside trials, does Tutu believe was not the right one either?

2. Why was the TRC center in Eastern Cape?

3. What foreign leader's extradition did Tutu say he supported?

4. What formed a bridge between the oppressive past of South Africa and his free future?

5. The 1994 presidential election in South Africa was certified as being _______________.

(see the answer keys)

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