Cry, the Beloved Country
by Alan Paton
Cry, the Beloved Country: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz
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Q. Who says to Gertrude, "It is idle and careless, the way they speak and laugh. Are you not trying to be a good woman?"
Q. What place is the narrator describing when he writes, "The grass is rich and matted, you cannot see the soil. It holds the rain and mist, and they seep into the ground, feeding the streams in every kloof."
The valley of the Umzimkulu river
The mountain that Kumalo climbs in Chapter 36
The neighborhood where Gertrude lives in Claremont
The Land of Oz
Q. Who tells Kumalo, "The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again. The white man has broken the tribe. And it is my belief—and again I ask your pardon—that it cannot be mended again."
Q. Who is Kumalo talking about when he says to Jarvis, "I remember, umnumzana. There was a brightness in him"?
Q. When the narrator says, "For the voice has magic in it, and it has threatening in it, and it is as though Africa itself were in it," whose voice is he describing?