Final Part 4 Invictus

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Final Part 4 Invictus - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    From the lines of the poem Invictus, what does 'In the fell clutch of circumstance' mean?

    • A.

      Stuff happens.

    • B.

      You will fall.

    • C.

      Something will grab you.

    Correct Answer
    A. Stuff happens.
    Explanation
    The phrase "In the fell clutch of circumstance" from the poem Invictus means that one is caught or trapped in the harsh grip of difficult or challenging situations. It implies that life can sometimes be harsh and unforgiving, and one may find themselves in circumstances beyond their control. The phrase suggests that adversity and challenges are inevitable and one must find the strength to persevere and overcome them.

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  • 2. 

    From the poem, what does "Beyond this place of wrath and tears, Looms but the Horror of the shade'?

    • A.

      Shades are horrible because they block out the light.

    • B.

      Even if you 'survive ths life,' you will eventually die.

    • C.

      It is good to fear death.

    Correct Answer
    B. Even if you 'survive ths life,' you will eventually die.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Even if you 'survive this life,' you will eventually die." This is the correct answer because the line "Beyond this place of wrath and tears, Looms but the Horror of the shade" suggests that even after enduring the hardships and struggles of life, death is inevitable and awaits everyone. The phrase "Horror of the shade" implies the fear or dread associated with death. Therefore, the answer accurately reflects the meaning conveyed in the poem.

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  • 3. 

    From the poem, 'I am the master of my fate, I am the caption of my soul.' means?

    • A.

      I will join the military and become a captian.

    • B.

      I just can't handle all the pain of life.

    • C.

      No matter what happens, I will survive and thrive.

    Correct Answer
    C. No matter what happens, I will survive and thrive.
    Explanation
    The line "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul" suggests that the speaker believes in their own agency and control over their life. They are determined to take charge of their own destiny and not let external circumstances dictate their happiness or success. The phrase implies a sense of resilience and determination to overcome challenges and thrive, regardless of what life throws at them.

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  • 4. 

    What prize did Mandela win in 1993?

    • A.

      The Rugby tournament trophy

    • B.

      The Nobel Peace Prize

    • C.

      The UN Medal of Honor

    Correct Answer
    B. The Nobel Peace Prize
    Explanation
    In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in dismantling apartheid and promoting reconciliation in South Africa. This prestigious prize is given to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion of peace and resolution of conflicts. Mandela's tireless work towards ending racial segregation and advocating for human rights made him a deserving recipient of this esteemed honor.

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  • 5. 

    Mandela said, "This country is hungry for _____________________."

    • A.

      Peace

    • B.

      Greatness

    • C.

      War

    Correct Answer
    B. Greatness
    Explanation
    Mandela believed that the country was eager to achieve greatness. He recognized the potential and aspirations of the people, understanding that they were yearning for progress, success, and excellence. Mandela's statement suggests that he saw a hunger for positive change and the desire to reach new heights in various aspects of the country's development.

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  • 6. 

    Mandela was imprisoned for how many years?

    • A.

      27

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. 27
    Explanation
    Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. This lengthy imprisonment was a result of his activism against apartheid in South Africa. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 for charges of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. He was finally released in 1990, after spending almost three decades behind bars. Mandela's long incarceration became a symbol of resistance and perseverance, and he went on to become the first democratically elected President of South Africa in 1994.

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  • 7. 

    What natural resources are found in South Africa?

    • A.

      Sheep and alpaca

    • B.

      Apples and cherries

    • C.

      Gold and diamonds

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold and diamonds
    Explanation
    South Africa is known for its rich deposits of gold and diamonds. These natural resources have played a significant role in the country's economy and have been major contributors to its wealth and development. The mining industry in South Africa is one of the largest in the world, with gold and diamonds being key exports. The presence of these resources has attracted investment and has been a driving force behind the growth of the country's mining sector.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Mandela hand copy the poem Invictus and  give it to François?

    • A.

      To threaten him

    • B.

      To scare him

    • C.

      To inspire him

    Correct Answer
    C. To inspire him
    Explanation
    Mandela hand copied the poem Invictus and gave it to François to inspire him. The poem is about resilience, determination, and the indomitable human spirit. Mandela wanted to motivate François and show him that despite the challenges they faced, they could overcome and rise above them. By sharing the poem, Mandela hoped to instill a sense of hope and empowerment in François, encouraging him to believe in himself and his ability to bring positive change.

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  • 9. 

    Mandela said, "Forgiveness liberates the soul.  It removes fear.  That is why it is such a powerful___________________.

    • A.

      Tool

    • B.

      Weapon

    • C.

      Blessing

    Correct Answer
    B. Weapon
    Explanation
    Mandela's quote suggests that forgiveness has the power to free the soul and eliminate fear. This implies that forgiveness can be used as a tool to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth. The word "weapon" emphasizes the strength and effectiveness of forgiveness in facing challenges and overcoming negativity. It implies that forgiveness can be used as a powerful tool to combat negativity and bring about positive change.

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