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Age of Iron

Age of Iron


by J.M. Coetzee

Age of Iron: At Least It’s a Really Good School District Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Age of Iron? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What has Mrs. Curren not told her daughter?

That she is going to die
That her daughter was adopted
How to use your credit card early and often in order to establish a solid credit rating
Q. What has been done to the murdered bodies that Florence finds?

Their tongues have been cut out and laid on their chests
They have had gang symbols carved into their flesh
They have been stacked one on top of each other and the culprits are caught playing a game of human Jenga
The eyes and mouths have been filled with sand
Q. Who kills Bheki’s friend?

Freddy Krueger
The police
A gang of thugs
Q. What were the police looking for in Mrs. Curren’s house?

A stash of illegal drugs
A stash of Krispy Kreme donuts
A gun
Counterfeit money
A dead body
Q. What does Vercueil offer to do for Mrs. Curren?

Suffocate her
Slit her throat
Hold her head under water
Uh, I don’t know - maybe something less vicious like rent a movie?