Upgrade to remove ads
Cry the Beloved Country
Terms in this set (91)
Is known for his great bull voice
Tells Stephen the bad news about Absalom
Is considered the heart of the black politicians
Takes Absalom's case for God
Presents Stephen with plans that will help restore Ndotsheni (agricultural developer?
These people died
Arthur Jarvis, Mrs. Jarvis, Absalom
Is murdered while writing a book on native crime
Claims that "God has put his hands on him"
Asks Stephen if there is mercy for his son
Mr. James Jarvis
Is happy with her new home in Ndotsheni
Comes to Stephen to learn to talk Zulu
White boy on a red horse
Performs the marriage ceremony for Absalom and his girlfriend
Stays in Johannesburg rather than go back to the village
Says he has lived his life in destruction
Keeps Gertrude and Absalom's girlfriend while they are in Johannesburg
Is to be the name of Absalom's son, if it is a boy
Friend of the Jarvises; often disagreed with Arthur over political matters
Are the other two defendants in Absalom's trial; both go free
Matthew Kumalo and Johannes Pafuri
Is the novel's protagonist
Is Stephen's original reason for going to Johannesburg
look for Gertrude
What was Alan Paton interested in from an early age?
What does the word apartheid mean?
What job did Alan Paton hold when he was 12 years old?
principal of a reformatory for delinquent
What major political event happened in South Africa several months after the publication of this novel?
apartheids come to power
Five major themes of the novel
1. Reuniting the Family and Nation
2. Christian Values and Kindness
3. Tension between Urban and Rural Cities
5. Public Significance of Actions
Through what two characters is the tension between urban and rural represented in the novel?
Stephen is urban and John is rural
What word best describes city life as portrayed in the novel?
Of what organization did Alan Paton eventually become vice president?
Whom did paton assist during his 1964 trial?
In chapter 1, Paton compares the survival of the human race to the survival of what?
According to the notes, what word best describes Stephen Kumalo's homeland?
What is the road a symbol for?
In chapter 2, what is Kumalo reluctant to use for his journey?
the money he and his wife saved for Absalom's school (college)
What is the fear associated with Johannesburg?
In chapter 3, why doesn't Sibeko bring his request to Kumalo in person?
he isn't a member of Stephen's church
What word describes Stephen's feelings about himself in Johannesburg?
What are the two types of danger presented by the city?
physical and spiritual
How is Kumalo tricked shortly after he arrives in Johannesburg?
a boy tries to "help" him in buying a ticket for the bus and he gets robbed
Where is the 1st place in Johannesburg that Stephen feels safe and secure?
What does Stephen learn about his sister?
she has many husbands, sells liquor, and is a prostitute (lives a sinful lifestyle)
What former profession did Stephen's brother John hold?
How does Gertrude respond to Stephen's confrontation about her life?
she says she has shamed him and is ready to go back to the village
What is the name of the section of Johannesburg where Absalom lives?
What three reasons was Kumalo let out early from reformatory school?
good behavior, got girlfriend pregnant, arrangements for wedding
What/whom do we first hear about in chapter 11?
murder of Arthur Jarvis
In chapter 11, what is the one thing that Stephen fears?
he fears Absalom had something to do with the murder and he doesn't want to be corrupted by evil
In chapter 13, what does Kumalo admit to himself concerning the tribe?
the ways of the tribe have been lost forever or broken
In chapter 13, how is Msimangu similar to John Kumalo?
he understands how the real world works
In chapter 14, who accompanies John to the prison to see Absalom?
In chapter 15, what does Stephen do that is very out of character for him?
What did Absalom's girlfriend desire?
In chapter 17, what does Mrs. Lithebe tell Absalom's girlfriend not to do carelessly?
What is the meaning of the phrase pro deo?
In chapter 18, the novel's perspective switches to that of what man?
What describes James's relationship with is son Arthur?
James doesn't understand Arthur
What man did Arthur Jarvis obviously admire?
What famous historical speech does James take from Arthur's study?
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
In chapter 22, what is the general opinions of the courts in South Africa?
judges are treated with great respect by all races and they are fair
What odd claim does Absalom make about the crowbar he used on Arthur's housekeeper?
knocked him out on the back
What new event interrupts the story of Absalom's trial in chapter 23?
gold was discovered in Odendaaisrust
How does Kumalo appear when he first meets James Jarvis?
great shame and weakness
According to chapter 26, why would John Kumalo not want to go to prison?
he would lose his audience
After being sentenced, what are Absalom's final words to the court?
he didn't intend to kill Arthur, that he was afraid
In chapter 29, what was Stephen's original reason for going to see his brother John?
What gift does Msmimangu give him?
Who mysteriously vanishes at the end of Book II?
What is the shift in focus from Book II to Book III?
fate of Ndotsheni
What unusual thing does Stephen do a lot of when he talks with the young white boy?
teachers him Zulu language
In chapter 32, what surprises Kumalo when he reads Msmimangu's letter from the city?
feels nostalgic for the big city
What important thing is happening when Kumalo and James Jarvis speak inside of the church?
What is the purpose of the sticks being put in the ground?
a dam is going to be built
What great gift does James Jarvis give to Stephen?
financially assist with church
What does Stephen do the night before his osn is to be hanged?
leaves for mountains to pray
At the end of the novel, what does Stephen Kumalo know will com as it has for a thousand centuries, never failing?
Places where Absalom was visiting while running from the police
living and working with Matthew Kumalo
gone to Sophiatown after leaving the factory
gone to Alexander because of bad choice of friends
Mrs. Mkize tells Rev and Stephen, gone for a year
Mrs. Mkize tells Rev, needs to find taxi driver, Hlabeni
gone to Orlando, lives in Shanty Town
Nurse tells Stephen, been living in tent in her location
been sent to the local reform school
been given time off for good behavior, has been living in Pimville, making wedding arrangements
girlfriend tells Stephen, gone to Springs
Mrs. Ndela tells Stephen, been approached by police
Stephen told by girlfriend, has been interviewed by police
News from reform school, he is in prison
Sets found in the same folder
Cry, the Beloved Country Final
Cry the beloved country quotes
Cry, the Beloved Country Characters
Cry the Beloved Country
Sets with similar terms
Jane Eyre Chapter Questions
Brave New World
Brave New World - Chapter 7-12
Crucible - Quotes
Other sets by this creator
Weather (Spanish) + Seasons
U.S Holidays (Spanish)
Animals in Spanish
Spanish family words