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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. Pieter went through the fence to a farm called ______ and laid in the field with the animals.

2. What racist classmate does Pieter envy?

3. According to the judge in Chapter 8, what does Stephanie have to do to prevent the court from possibly taking her child?

4. What is the name of the girl the lieutenant hears moving to hide in the shadows of trees in Chapter 2?

5. How old is Pieter when he is forbidden to continue to collect stamps?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Japie brought Pieter back home, what did Pieter do?

2. Why does Pieter go to the park and what are his thoughts while there?

3. What is going on at Jakob's birthday party?

4. Who is Moffie and why does Pieter envy him?

5. Why does Kappie call Pieter lieutenant even though Pieter insists that Kappie call him by his first name?

6. How does Nella respond to Pieter once they are home with the kids from her family's farm?

7. What did Sophie discover about the captain and Stephanie after they left Pieter at his house?

8. What happens at Pieter's sentencing?

9. Who had a falling out during the picnic, and why?

10. Why does Pieter get so upset about Nella's response to his letter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the dichotomy of Pieter's personality symbolize the dichotomy of the country? Support responses with a focus on character interactions and behaviors from the story. For example, Nella is so calm and pleasant on the outside, and yet so judgmental, critical and racist on the inside.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 8, Paton has the social welfare department located in the old butchery. Discuss the significance of this location to the department, the community and the political/government atmosphere during these times.

Essay Topic 3

Several times Pieter decides to confide in various people but does not. How does this affect the story? What is his relationship with each of them before he is found out and after he is found out?

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