Cry The Beloved Country

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Questions about the book Cry The Beloved Country
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1

What is the Titihoya?

An African bird

2

What does umfundisi mean?

Parson

3

Msimangu's letter said Gertrude was...

Very ill

4

The money Kumalo took for travel was originally meant for what?

To send his son Absalom to school

5

What did Mrs. Kumalo say about Johannesburg?

Those who go into Johannesburg never come out

6

What does 'Tixo' mean?

God

7

There are two people who have an epiphany in this book. Who are they?

Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis

8

The very last paragraph of the book mentions a secret. What does secret mean in this context?

A mystery

9

How did James Jarvis feel about this relationship after his son died?

Regretful

10

Who influenced Peyton's novel?

President Lincon and Stienbeck (Author of 'Grapes Of Wrath')

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What was the relationship between James Jarvis and his son Arthur?

Distant

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What does "Pro deo" mean?

For God

13

Who is Stephen Kumalo's biblical allusion?

St. Stephen

14

What is a vingette?

A small, seemingly unrelated scene within a bigger chapter

15

What is a microcosm?

Literally means little world

16

who is Absalom's biblical allusion?

Absalom, King David's son

17

Who is John Kumalo's son?

Matthew Kumalo

18

What did Absalom want to name his son?

Peter

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Who is John Kumalo's biblical allusion?

John the Baptist

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Who was the Voice of the uprising?

John Kumalo

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Who was the Heart of the uprising?

Dubula

22

Who was the Brains of the uprising?

Tomlinson

23

What is Gertrude caught up in when Stephen finds her?

Prostitution

24

Why does John Kumalo not take that last step while speaking?

He does not want to loose his wealthy lifestyle

25

What language did Arthur Jarvis have books in his library on?

Afrikaaners

26

With whom does Stephen stay after his arrival in Johannesburg?

Mrs. Lithebe

27

Who does Kumalo teach Zulu to?

James Jarvis' grandson

28

What does James Jarvis offer to rebuild?

Stephen's church

29

What does Msimangu become at the end of book 2?

A monk

30

How many times is the titihoya mentioned in this novel?

Three