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Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Cry, the Beloved Country? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. To build a dam in Ndotsheni, James Jarvis does what?


He buys concrete.
He studies engineering.
He drinks a lot of Mountain Dew.
He starts putting a bunch of little sticks with flags in the ground.
Q. On Arthur Jarvis's wall, there is a portrait of:


George Washington
Carly Rae Jepsen
Abraham Lincoln
Alexander Hamilton
Q. Which characters discuss "the broken tribe" at length?


John and Absalom Kumalo
Arthur Jarvis and Theophilus Msimangu
Gertrude and Mrs. Lithebe
Kathy Lee Gifford and Anderson Cooper
Q. Why is the storm in Book 3 of the novel significant?


It rains toads.
It finally destroys Ndotsheni's rickety church.
It ends the drought that has been troubling the farmers of Ndotsheni.
It drops the first snow South Africa has seen in two centuries.
Q. The blind people at the Ezenzeleni center support themselves making:


baskets
necklaces
food
political advertisements
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