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Cry, the Beloved Country

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?"

Theophilus Msimangu
Mrs. Mkize
Carlisle Cullen
Mrs. Lithebe
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."

James Jarvis
Absalom Kumalo
Theophilus Msimangu
Haymitch Abernathy
Q. Who is Kumalo talking about when he says to Jarvis, "I remember, umnumzana. There was a brightness in him"?

Mr. Harrison
Arthur Jarvis
Tony Stark
Father Vincent
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?

Absalom Kumalo
Roger Mpiring
John Kumalo