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

The land is being described


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"



Which of these statements does not describe Reverend Kumalo ?

He is the narrator of the story


Who is Reverend Kumalo's brother ?

John is his brother


Who is Gertrude ?

She is Reverend's sister


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


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


Who did Stephan Kumalo go to Johannesburg ?

He went to help his sister who was not well


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



What does "Umfundisi" mean

It means reverend or pastor


"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


What happened to Kumalo when he first arrived in Johannesburg ?

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


Who is Msimangu ?

He is a reverend who helps Kumalo


Who is Mrs. Lithebe ?

She rents a room to Kumalo


Which if these describes Gertrude's sickness ?

She is morally corrupt


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



What is Kumalo's brother doing in Johannesburg ?

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


"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


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

Fear rules the land


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

They embrace warmly, happy to see each other


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

He bought them new clothes


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



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


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


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

He has the heart


What did Mrs. Make tell them about Absalom ?

He had been stealing goods and was in a bad company


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


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


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


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