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Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country: Themes (For the Most Part) 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. The narrator says that Johannesburg is:


small
dangerous
inspirational
imaginary
Q. John Kumalo encourages his followers to:


begin an armed revolution against the South African government.
move to the countryside to start farming again.
demand higher salaries for their work in the gold mines.
participate in a drinking game—whenever someone calls Kumalo umfundisi, drink!
Q. Gertrude's decision not to come home to Ndotsheni is proof that she is:


not moral, according to the ethics of the novel
one smart cookie
heading off to become a nun
all of the above
Q. Cry, the Beloved Country presents Christianity as:


a minor religion in South Africa
the source of a lot of violent conflict in South Africa
the key to uniting people of different races
not relevant to the topic of social and political reform
Q. The character who most upholds the racist views of conservative South Africa is:


James Jarvis
Arthur Jarvis
Mr. Harrison
that old guy Clint Eastwood plays in Gran Torino
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