The Angels Weep Test | Final Test - Hard

Wilbur Smith
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who owns Queen's Lynn?

2. When two men are admitted into Gideon's home, who does the elder of the two men introduce himself as?

3. When Tungata arrives at the Khami Hospital, who is there to greet him?

4. Who is Bawu's grandfather?

5. When Craig meets with the Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Information, what does he hope to gain from the meeting?

Short Essay Questions

1. When the British intelligence chief coordinator expresses bewilderment at how the terrorists can move freely, how does Leila explain it to him?

2. Why does Jonathon love to haggle?

3. When Gideon suggests that Samson come back to the mission to teach, Samson declines dejectedly and tells Gideon that he has only learned two things he could teach the children. What are those two things?

4. What is Cecil Rhodes's final act?

5. Why are the terrorists able to attack farmhouses without fearing that the security forces will arrive to arrest them?

6. When Tungata and his men are spotted by Scouts, why does Tungata's thinking suddenly turn cold and clear?

7. As Ralph makes his way back to Cathy, why is locomotive driver terrified?

8. When Tungata Zebiwe's bus is boarded at a roadblock, why does Tungata fear that his forged employment papers might not be enough to get him through the roadblock?

9. Describe one of Bawu's Claymores.

10. When the two men insist that Samson must join them, why does Samson agree even though he abhors violence and war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characteristics, roles, loyalties, and agendas of the following people in the story: Bazo, Ralph Ballantyne, Robyn St. John, Cecil Rhodes, and Jordan Ballantyne.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Ralph Ballantyne and Craig Mellow - the survivors of each section of the novel.

a. How are the two characters similar in terms of their professional lives? How are they different?

b. How are the two characters similar in their personality characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses? How are they different?

c. If these two characters were not separated by almost one hundred years, how would you expect them to interact with each other? Would they get along? Be friends? Be enemies? Be supportive?

d. Each of these men loses the woman they love, were the men similarly affected or not? Explain your answers and your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

The book is entitled, "The Angels Weep". Why did the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the events that unfold in the story, the struggles of the main characters, and the violence portrayed in the story?

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