Essay on Cry Freedome

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Comprehension Test
Cry Freedom
John Briley

1 Choose the correct answer to these questions. There is only one correct answer.
1 Who was the first person to suggest that Donald Woods should meet Stephen Biko? a Wendy Woods, Donald’s wife. b Dr Mamphela Ramphele. c Tenjy Mtintso.
2 Kruger talked to Woods about the Afrikaners. When did he say the first Afrikaners arrived in South Africa? a In the seventeenth century. b In the eighteenth century. c In the nineteenth century.
3 When Tenjy appeared in court, she had bruises on her neck. How did she get these? a She tried to hang herself. b The police tried to kill her. c The police hurt her when they questioned her.
4 When Kruger appeared on television, how did he say
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a [ ] he should be banned b [ ] his family were good people c [ ] his ideas were dangerous d [ ] the church should be painted
10 Biko’s Black Consciousness Group wanted _____. a [ ] black people to create their own organizations b [ ] to attract liberal white South Africans c [ ] to defeat the white government d [ ] to beat white organizations 20 marks
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11 Donald Woods originally trained as a _____. a [ ] doctor b [ ] vet c [ ] priest d [ ] lawyer
12 Steve Biko was only allowed to _____. a [ ] be with one person at a time b [ ] see his family at the church c [ ] talk to white security guards d [ ] speak to his family
13 Tenjy Mtintso was a _____ when Woods met her. a [ ] nurse b [ ] doctor c [ ] journalist d [ ] photographer
14 Captain de Wet _____. a [ ] let detectives beat Biko b [ ] stopped Biko’s beating c [ ] beat Biko d [ ] admired Biko
15 _____ witnessed the police smash up the community centre. a [ ] Dilima b [ ] Woods c [ ] Biko d [ ] Mamphela
16 The police said that Mapetla _____. a [ ] had died by accident b [ ] had been killed by another prisoner c [ ] had hanged himself in his cell d [ ] had been beaten to death
17 Woods was shocked when he saw Biko’s _____ at the mortuary. a [ ] hanged body b [ ] bruised and beaten face c [ ] bruised legs d [ ] wife
18 He escaped from South

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