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1

What is being described in paragraphs two and three in chapter 1 ?

The land is being described

2

True or false: paragraphs two and three in chapter 1 deal with one of the central themes of the novel: the deep contrast between the "haves" and the "haves not"

True

3

Which of these statements does not describe Reverend Kumalo ?

He is the narrator of the story

4

Who is Reverend Kumalo's brother ?

John is his brother

5

Who is Gertrude ?

She is Reverend's sister

6

To what was Reverend Kumalo referring when he said "...... once such a thing is opened, it cannot be shut again ?"

He was referring to a letter he had just received. The reader would be irreversibly affected

7

One may also symbolically infer that once a person is made aware of a problem, he cannot run away, the problem will not go away by itself, action must be taken. What is the literary term for the kind of statement ?

This is called symbolism

8

Who did Stephan Kumalo go to Johannesburg ?

He went to help his sister who was not well

9

True or false: "The lights fall on the grass and stones of a country that sleeps." This quote from the book means that the natives and whites are becoming aware that the problem of social injustice cannot be ignored anymore

True

10

What does "Umfundisi" mean

It means reverend or pastor

11

"The journey had begun and now the fear was back again ....." Which of the following was not one of Kumalo's fears ?

He had fears of getting lost and not being able to find his way home

12

What happened to Kumalo when he first arrived in Johannesburg ?

A young man pretended to help him but instead stole his money

13

Who is Msimangu ?

He is a reverend who helps Kumalo

14

Who is Mrs. Lithebe ?

She rents a room to Kumalo

15

Which if these describes Gertrude's sickness ?

She is morally corrupt

16

True or false: Kumalo is very sympathetic to his sister's illness

False

17

What is Kumalo's brother doing in Johannesburg ?

He is a shop-keeper turned politician. He speaks in public for the natives' cause

18

"The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again. What does Msimangu mean ?

It is bad enough that there is such injustice in South Africa, although one can see how it came about. The wrong comes in that the injustices have not been eliminated since they have been recognized

19

"It is _____________ that rules this land." What rules the land ?

Fear rules the land

20

Which if these does not happen when Kumalo first meets his sister in Johannesburg ?

They embrace warmly, happy to see each other

21

What did Kumalo do for Gertrude and the child to symbolize starting a new life ?

He bought them new clothes

22

True or false: Kumalo's first meeting with his brothers was successful. He confronted his brother, who gave him straightforward answers to his questions.

False

23

What is Msimangu's one hope for his country ?

He hopes that the blacks and whites will work together for the good of their country

24

Why did Dubula ask Kumalo and Msimangu to walk instead of taking a bus ?

The natives who used the bus were protesting a fare increase and were refusing ride the bus

25

The government is more afraid of Dubula than of Tomlinson or John Kumalo. What do they say Dubula has ?

He has the heart

26

What did Mrs. Make tell them about Absalom ?

He had been stealing goods and was in a bad company

27

What is the point of chapter 9 in relationship to the novel's themes ?

Chapter 9 is used to emphasize, elaborates on, and personalize the terrible conditions under which the natives of South Africa were living

28

When Kumalo finally reached Pimville, where Absalom was supposed to be living, what did he find ?

He found a young native girl with whom Absalom was supposed to be living but who he had apparently abandoned

29

A certain news headline and article the attention of the priests at the Mission House. What was the article about ?

It was about the murder of a young white man who was an advocate for the native cause

30

Who are James and Arthur Jarvis ?

Arthur Jarvis is a young white man who was an advocate for the native cause and James Jarvis was his father