Cry, the Beloved Country (Chapters 1-11)
Terms in this set (40)
In what country does the novel take place?
the 1940's, right before Apartheid was approved as government policy.
When does the novel take place?
an elderly Zulu parson (pastor) named
What does a child bring to Stephen Kumalo?
Who is Stephen Kumalo's sister?
to search for her husband, who had gone to work in the mines
Why did Gertrude go to Johannesburg?
Who is Stephen Kumalo's son and only child?
What is the name of the village where Stephen Kumalo lives?
Johannesburg, South Africa
Where are Absalom, John and Gertrude Kumalo?
Rev. Theophilus Msimangu
Who wrote the letter to Rev. Stephen Kumalo?
Mission House in Sophiatown
Where does Theophilus Msimangu work?
That Gertrude was sick.
What did the letter say?
To look for his Aunt Gertrude
Why had Absalom gone to Johannesburg?
To go to Johannesburg to search for his sister
Where does Stephen Kumalo decide to go after his wife reads the letter to him?
a stove for Mrs. Kumalo
What had Stephen Kumalo been saving money for?
new black clothes for her husband
What has Mrs. Kumalo been saving money for?
overused, not healed
What is the condition of the soil in the valley where the tribes live?
How does Stephen Kumalo feel when he finally reaches Johannesburg?
The young man runs away, and
he is cheated out of a pound (money)
What happens when a young man at the bus station offers to buy Stephen Kumalo's bus ticket?
She made and sold bad liquor and was a prostitute. A man was killed in her home, and she had been to prison.
What did Msimangu tell Stephen Kumalo about his sister?
That his son Absalom was missing in Johannesburg, and also that his brother John lived there
What does Stephen Kumalo tell Msimangu about his family?
"a garbage heap" run-down city with oddly named streets for flowers
What is Claremont like?
Back in Ndotsheni
Where does Stephen want Gertrude and her child to live in the future?
They cry and pray together
After Stephen Kumalo shames his sister, what do they do?
What did Stephen Kumalo buy for Gertrude and her son?
Who is Stephen Kumalo's biological brother?
infidelity (cheated on his wife), they split, and now he lives with woman not married to him
What has John done that the two priests do not approve of?
Because in Johannesburg, he is an important man with no chief to obey.
Why does John Kumalo prefer to live in Johannesburg?
Because of the inequality between the whites and the blacks
Why is John Kumalo so angry, especially for the church for not changing enough?
Because she did not like his friends
Why did Mrs. Ndlela ask Absalom to leave?
What did the black people decide to do about the bus price to Alexandra?
A white man
Who gave Msimangu and Stephen Kumalo a ride part way to Alexandra?
Shanty town in Orlando
Where did Hlabeni say Absalom and his cousin went?
Housing for the black people
What is there a shortage of in Johannesburg?
20-year age gap between them
Why were Stephen & Gertrude never close?
Good student & leader, but left when his girlfriend became pregnant
What is found out about Absalom at the Reformatory?
He disappeared 3 days ago and hasn't come back.
What does Stephen find out in Pimville from Absalom's girlfriend?
Arthur Jarvis was murdered in his house by an intruder
What is in the news headline read at the blind mission?
Arthur did social work and was a young leader in the Church.
What is the connection between Father Vincent & Arthur Jarvis?
Arthur's father James lives in the town above the valley of Ixopo. Stephen has seen him pass on horseback.
What was the connection between Stephen Kumalo & Arthur Jarvis?