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Cry, the Beloved Country - Final Review
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Arthur Jarvis had hundreds of books about _____.
Former servant of the Jarvis's who planned the robbery
Who is Johannes Pafuri?
He receives a letter that his sister is ill
Why does Kumalo go to Johannesburg?
Who wrote "The Truth about Native Crime"?
They were not there
What do the other people involved in the crime claim?
He was killed right after he wrote those words; no more minutes...
What is ironic about Arthur Jarvis' words, "Allow me a minute..."?
Speaker: "This thing that is the heaviest of all my years is the heaviest of all your years also."
Who takes Absalom's case "pro deo?"
Arthur Jarvis' son
Speaker: "Umfundisi, why is there no milk in Ndotsheni? Is it because the people are poor"?
Who is the priest from Johannesburg who helps Rev. Kumalo and tells him about Gertrude?
Who tells Stephen about Absalom?
Who is considered the heart of Black politicians?
Who presents Stephen with plans that will help restore Ndotsheni?
Arthur Jarvis, Absalom, Mrs. Jarvis
Who dies in the book?
Who asks Stephen if there is mercy for his son?
Young white boy
Who comes to Stephen to learn how to speak Zulu?
Who performs the marriage ceremony for Absalom and his girlfriend?
Who would rather stay in Johannesburg than go back to the village?
What is to be Absalom's child's name if it's a boy?
Who is the novel's protagonist?
What was Alan Paton interested in from an early age?
What does the word apartheid mean?
John Kumal and Stephen Kumalo
Through what two characters is the tension between urban and rural shown?
Of what organization did Alan Paton eventually become vice president?
In chapter 1, Paton compares the survival of the human race to the survival of what?
What word best describes Stephen Kumalo's homeland?
The money he saved from Absalom's education
In chapter 2, what is Stephen reluctant to use for his journey?
When someone goes there they never come back
What is the fear associated with Johannesburg?
Physical and spiritual
What are the two types of danger presented by the city?
Has been living as a prostitute
What does Stephen learn about his sister?
What former position did Stephen's brother John hold?
She says shes sorry and ready to go back
How did Gertrude respond to Stephen's confrontation about her life?
What is the name of the section of Johannesburg where Absalom lives?
The corruption of the city
In chapter 11, what is the one thing Stephen fears?
It has been broken
In chapter 13, what does Kumalo admit to himself concerning the tribe?
They understand how the world works
In chapter 13, how is Msimangu similar to John Kumalo?
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?
There is no housing for the families
Why don't black mine workers bring their families to Johannesburg?
He confesses everything
What happens when the police catch Absalom?
Who comes to visit Kumalo and practice his Zulu?
Who is pregnant when the novel ends?
The roof leaks rain
What happens in the church in Ndotsheni during the confirmation?
They lack milk
Why are the village children dying?
The need for higher wages for black miners
What is the topic of John's speech, to which Kumalo and Jarvis listen?
Who dies on confirmation day in Ndotsheni?
What does umfundisi mean?
To await Absalom's execution
Why does Kumalo go up into the mountain?
What does the novel say is the basis of Johannesburg's wealth?
He was in trouble for stealing
Why was Absalom at the reformatory?
At the prison
Where are Absalom and Kumalo finally reunited?
An iron rod
What weapon does Johannes carry when the boys try to rob Arthur Jarvis?
He is a carpenter
Other than his politics, how does John Kumalo make his living?
Her mother drank too much and she did not get along with her stepfather
Why did Absalom's wife run away from her home?
A white driver
Who gives Msimangu and Kumalo a ride to Alexandra?
He is in charge of guarding the flags
What is the chief's role in building the dam?
Which priest marries Absalom and his girlfriend?
Who orchestrates the building of Shanty Town?
Main character, pastor (umfudisi)
Stephen Kumalo's wife
Friend of Kumalo, pastor/reverend in Sophiatown
Person from Msimangu's church, let's Stephen Kumalo stay at his/her house.
Kumalo's politician brother
Working against injustice with John Kumalo, "the heart" of the operation
Working against injustice with John Kumalo, "the brains" of the operation
Kind girl Absalom impregnated and abandoned
Engineer and advocate for justice for black South Africans, shot dead in his home by Absalom Kumalo
Other protagonist in the book, white landowner who finds out his son has been killed, now travels back to Johanessburg and rethinks his opinions on the villagers that are "below" him
Absalom's lawyer hired without pay by Father Vincent. described in the book as a dignified white man with the air of a chief
Gives Kumalo consolation, hope, and friendship, gives Absalom a good lawyer who will defend him without pay
Lives in Sophiatown and rented a room to Absalom, later kicked him out because of his activities and friends
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