Now is the time for running
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The main character of the novel, "Now Is the Time For Running" is _.
What does the main character take with him when he leaves Gutu?
A soccer ball
Which of the following is the home country of the two main character brothers?
Why doesn't the main character tell his brother about amai and Grandpa Longdrop's death?
Because he wants to protect his brother from sadness
The brother of the main character in the novel, "Now Is the Time For Running" is _.
What do the soldiers do to the main character' brother?
Beat him up
Why do the soldiers come to the town of Gutu?
All of the above
What is inflation?
when prices go up on products due to low supply and high demand
Where do Deo and Innocent hide when the truck is stopped?
in the truck cabin behind a panel
What is the Chipango?
Zimbabwe's Youth Party
The border to South Africa is closed when they arrive in Beitbridge
What did Deo and Innocent love doing at Captain Washington's house?
watching soccer on the television
The brothers are forced to sleep ALONE in the cold at the end of Chapter 9.
RWhat happens to the brothers when they reach Beitbridge?
they play soccer with a group of kids
What do we know about Innocent by the time he and Deo get to Bikita?
he is handicap with some type of special needs
Where are Deo and Innocent headed when they leave Captain Washington's house in Bikita?
What does Deo make Innnocent do that scares off the Chipango at Captain Washington's house?
have a seizure or "fit" saying he has rabies
Who is Mr. Goniwe?
Deo and Innocent's father
What does Innocent "always remember" that will help them find their father?
According to Mai Maria, why is it better to cross the Limpopo River in the dark?
the crocodiles are sleeping
Who is Lennox?
a guide for Mai Maria
What piece of information convinces Mai Maria to help the boys pass to South Africa?
they know Captain Washington
Which character is MOST closely described below?
- man-sized hands
- head of dreadlocks like thick black mamba snakes
- bare feet like blocks of cement
What action scares away the hyenas?
Innocent blows a whistle
What happens to Lennox at the end of the journey?
he goes back to start the journey again
What are the Ghuma-ghuma?
criminal gang that preys on refugees
What two things do the boys give Mai Maria as payment for passage to South Africa?
money and shoes
What evidence shows that Innocent has become friends with Patson?
Innocent lets Patson listen to his radio
The phrase "now is the time for running" comes from the time spent in ___________.
the animal game reserve
Who are people referring to when they say "these refugees are causing too much trouble."?
The lions of Zimbabwe
Why do Innocent and Deo leave the Flying Tomato farm?
Deo is worried that Innocent's "secret" will be discovered
Why do the adult men of Khomele hate "the lions of Zimbabwe"?
They say these refugees are stealing their jobs and food
Where does Innocent end up leading Deo by the end of Chapter 17?
To a refugee group under a bridge
What is xenophobia?
Fear of foreigners, particularly refugees
At the beginning of Part II (Chapter 14), where are the two brothers working?
Picking tomatoes at a tomato farm
What do the brothers do for fun in the village of Khomele?
Where do Innocent and Deo go with Philiani?
What happened to Patson and his father?
They get arrested by the police because they are reported by the farm owners
What do the boys learn about for the first time next to the Nelson Mandela bridge?
The World Cup Soccer is in South Africa
Why can Deo run no further when he gets to Safe Haven?
there is only the sea beyond the refugee camp
Deo is saved from the streets
by Salie (the soccer coach)
Why does Deo go back to the bridge?
to find Innocent
Deo refuses to play soccer for the Street Soccer World Cup team.
What does Deo find out after Angel calls the phone number for his father?
His father no longer works at the truck company
What happens to Ahmed's (the shop owner) shop?
It is vandalized and looted by the men of Alexandra
How does Deo deal with what happens to Innocent?
he turns to drugs (glue-sniffing)
What do the men of Alexandra want to do to the "KwereKwere"?
What is Innocent's job when he and Deo begin living under the bridge?
caring for Tespo and Rasta (the little children)
Where do Gawalia and Deo go to seek safety from the riots/violence?
To the police station