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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. Trying to find out if anyone in the black community knew what he had done, who did Pieter ask his house boy about?

2. Who is sentenced to death for violating the immorality act, but not necessarily for murder?

3. What is the name of the boy chasing the girl that hides in the shadows of the trees in Chapter 2?

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

5. Who came by Pieter's office to speak about money he owed?

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. Pieter was allowed to go home but what did he find when he got there?

3. What does Pieter's mom do after Jakob dies?

4. What news does Japie bring about Stephanie and Abraham Kaplan?

5. Why does Pieter yell "can't you read" to Steyn?

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

7. Who went on the van Vlaanderen family picnic and who went bird watching during this picnic?

8. What happened when Pieter's chief came to his office while he was waiting on the call for supplies?

9. What is the history of Pieter and his father regarding stamps?

10. Why does Pieter cancel his visit with Kappie after seeing Anna home, and where does he go instead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Nella has a definitive opinion about black and white relationships as indicated in the beginning of the story. Describe this opinion. How does her perspective change by the time we get to the end of the story involving her husband, Pieter? Support all responses with story details.

Essay Topic 3

Pieter is betrayed by Stephanie and Steyn. What are the circumstances behind both betrayals? Also, why does his captain feel the way he does about this turn of events once he realizes Pieter is indeed guilty?

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