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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. What does Jakob suggest that he and Pieter search for on a trip to the family farm?
2. What is the name of the girl the lieutenant hears moving to hide in the shadows of trees in Chapter 2?
3. Who refuses to acknowledge that he might be ill and need bed rest?
4. What is the name of Pieter's house boy?
5. Where was Pieter when he confessed to being angry about being born?
Short Essay Questions
1. After being with Stephanie the first time, why is Pieter terrified by the sound of a twig cracking a note on his door?
2. The narrator describes the lieutenant as "two men," in Chapter 1. How does the narrator justify such a description?
3. How does the news of Pieter's charges affect Frans, Sophie and Pieter's mom?
4. Where does Japie find Pieter and what is Pieter doing?
5. Why does Japie's revelation about the note that Pieter found pinned to his door cause Pieter relief?
6. Why does Pieter feel unclean after returning home to Nella from taking Stephanie the money for a lawyer?
7. Why does Pieter ask Johannes about Esther?
8. What happens when Pieter finds Stephanie alone before the two constables arrive to take her away in Chapter 7?
9. Describe the lieutenant and his wife, Nella's, opposing reactions to Dick's pursuit of a black woman.
10. According to Chapter 6, who is Smith?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Chapters 9 and 31 Stephanie comes before the magistrate. Compare and contrast each appearance and how it affects her life and that of her child. (Include - what brings her into court each time; what happens in court; and immediately following each court appearance).
Essay Topic 2
What type of relationship did Pieter and Steyn have? How was this relationship strained? How did this relationship affect the story? How did this relationship push Steyn to destroy Pieter?
Essay Topic 3
Several people make decisions in the first few chapters of the story (Pieter, Nella, Dick, Stephanie, Esther). What do these decisions reveal about each of these characters? What do these decisions reveal about the society in which they live? How do any of these decisions serve as an early indicator of what is to come in the story?
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