Bruchko Chapters 1 - 4

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Bruchko Quizzes & Trivia

The following quiz questions are from chapters 1 - 5 of our novel Bruchko, by Bruce Olson.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did Humberto Abril curse Bruchko and Bobby?
    • A. 

      He was a witchdoctor and put curses on foreigners.

    • B. 

      He was a Colombian outlaw and wanted the Motilone land to settle it.

    • C. 

      He was angry because Bobby and Bruchko had trampled on his garden.

  • 2. 
    What were the chilling words Humberto Abril used to curse Bobby and Bruchko?
    • A. 

      For this cross I'll kill you.

    • B. 

      If you don't get off this land by the end of the week, there will be trouble.

    • C. 

      I'm going to call the witchdoctor to put a curse on you.

  • 3. 
    What languages did Bruce Olson study when he was a teenager?
    • A. 

      Spanish, French and German

    • B. 

      German, Italian and Chinese

    • C. 

      Hebrew, Greek and Latin

  • 4. 
     What verse did Bruce Olson read that finally helped him to cease struggling and find peace with God?
    • A. 

      God is love.

    • B. 

      Cease striving and know that I am God.

    • C. 

      The Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

  • 5. 
    What career did Bruce Olson hope to pursue before he went to the mission conference?
    • A. 

      He hoped to become a medical doctor.

    • B. 

      He hoped to become a professor of languages.

    • C. 

      He hoped to become a lawyer.

  • 6. 
    What part of the world interested Bruce Olson?
    • A. 

      South America

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      South Dakota

  • 7. 
    What happened when Bruce Olson first arrived in Venezuela?
    • A. 

      He was bitten by a poisonous snake.

    • B. 

      He was stranded because the man who was supposed to meet him didn't show up.

    • C. 

      He had his passport and wallet stolen.

  • 8. 
    What happened to Bruce Olson after he stayed a night in a hotel?
    • A. 

      The hotel receptionist was able to contact the man who was supposed to meet him.

    • B. 

      There was a city wide strike and everyone was under curfew.

    • C. 

      He met a young man who spoke some English who invited him to his home.

  • 9. 
    How did Bruce finally get in touch with the Indians of South America?
    • A. 

      Julio arranged for him to meet an American doctor who worked among the Indians.

    • B. 

      Julio knew a school teacher who worked with the Indians and invited Bruce to the school.

    • C. 

      Bruce hired a taxi and drove out to meet the Indians.

  • 10. 
    What disappointed Bruce about the missionaries that were working among the Indians?
    • A. 

      They were very friendly to Bruce but didn't seem to be nice to the Indians.

    • B. 

      They didn't have any medical work among the Indians.

    • C. 

      They seemed to have pushed their North American culture onto the Native Indians.

  • 11. 
    Explain in three to five sentences what Bruce Olson's life was like growing up in Minnesota.
  • 12. 
    Describe the circumstances leading up to Bruce Olson deciding to be a missionary to the Indians of South America.  Write at least five sentences.