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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What interactions do the Voortrekkers have with the Zulu warrior Dingane?
2. Who do the authorities ask to testify against Daniel Nxumalo?
3. What does Frank Saltwood discover about Zimbabwe in Chapter Nine?
4. How old is Paulus DeGroot during the war with the English?
5. For what is Daniel Nxumalo arrested in Chapter Fourteen?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The Covenant by James Michener begins with the San tribe in the rugged bush country during the earliest days of South African history. What do you think Michener is saying about life in South Africa prior to the advent of European settlers in his depiction of the San tribe? How does the land and the climate affect life for the tribe? What is the tribe's main concern? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.
Essay Topic 3
Show how the relationship of miners and the mining companies for which they work changes over the years in The Covenant. Do black miners get the same wages as white miners? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
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