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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Frank Saltwood's relationship to Richard Saltwood?
2. Which of the following does not describe the way the Broderbond works?
3. Who does Cecil Rhodes believe built the great city of Zimbabwe?
4. With whom does Philip fall in love while in Africa?
5. What law do the English pass at the beginning of Chapter Eight?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In some generations in The Covenant, literacy is not of primary importance. Discuss the concept of education in The Covenant. Cite examples to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
What character flaws and strengths do you see in the Van Doorn family through the generations depicted in The Covenant? Select at least three characters from the Van Doorn family, each from a different generation, and discuss how their flaws and strengths help or hinder the characters in dealing with the conflicts in their relationships and in their historical eras. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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