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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For what is Moses Nxumalo stopped by the police?
2. Which of the following is not a law Detleef helps pass once he's in parliament?
3. With whom does Philip fall in love while in Africa?
4. To what do the economic conditions in Johannesburg lead?
5. What punishment is Heather given for breaking the law?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Trace the relationship of the Van Doorn, Nxumalo, and Saltwood families through the novel. How do the relationships of the families over the years reflect the relationships of the Dutch, the native African tribes, and the English in South Africa? Are the three families friends at the end of the novel? Why or why not? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the characters of Kharu, Khatje Van Doorn, and Annatjie Van Door in The Covenant. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
The Covenant contains numerous examples of interracial relationships in South Africa, both interracial friendships and interracial romances and marriages. Pick at least three interracial relationships from the novel and compare and contrast those relationships: Willem Van Doorn and Ateh/Deborah, Willem Van Doorn and Jack/Horda, Petronella Van Doorn and Bezel, Adriaan Van Doorn and Dikkop, Hilary Saltwood and Emma, Heather Botha and Craig Saltwood, and Philip Saltwood and Daniel Nxumalo. What do you think the author is saying about racial relationships, and about human relationships through his depiction of these characters and their friendships and romances? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
This section contains 350 words
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