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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what country is this story set?
(a) Bolivia.
(b) China.
(c) South Africa.
(d) Nigeria.

2. What did Styles say he had to go through to attain ownership of a building and a business?
(a) Bureacracy.
(b) Insanity.
(c) Hell.
(d) Too much pain.

3. What does Styles convince Zwelinzima to do in Part 2?
(a) To laugh out loud.
(b) To pray for a good picture.
(c) Take two more pictures.
(d) Take a second picture.

4. How many pictures does Zwelinzima want taken in Part 2?
(a) One.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Fifteen.

5. How does Styles feel about the number of pictures Zwelinzima wants taken?
(a) Happy.
(b) Uncomfortable.
(c) Frustrated.
(d) Disappointed.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Zwelinzima want to send his photograph?



2. What did Buntu allow Zwelinzima to do?



3. What did the owner of the house do to help the narrator of the letter while he was supposedly living there?



4. What did Styles realized was infested with cockroaches?



5. What interrupts Styles' story to the audience at the end of Part 1?



Short Essay Questions

1. Comment upon the feelings of what a western audience might feel in the face of the idea of changing one's identity.



2. How is Buntu's display in order to convince Sizwe to change identities particularly powerful?



3. What reasons does Buntu give Sizwe for not trying to get a new passbook?



4. Why might the father of the family who came into Styles' studio have died so soon after having come in?



5. How is the studio a "place of dreams"?



6. How do Styles' mannerisms and outward thoughts affect the audience's understanding of Styles' life views?



7. How could the mention of the name Robert Zwelinzima be a powerful instance of foreshadowing?



8. What is the significance of Robert being illuminated in the spotlight with the passbook in hand, segueing into his resuming the narration of the letter to Noweto?



9. Explain the meaning behind Styles yelling out for Robert to imagine that he is against the backdrop of the "city of the future".



10. Explore the ways in which the playwright incorporates the idea of freedom into this part of the play.



(see the answer keys)

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