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Have you watched the drama film, Cry freedom? Check out this quiz based on the same movie. Cry Freedom is an apartheid drama written and directed by the very talented Richard Attenborough. The story is set in 1970s Africa and highlights the political corruption, discrimination, and social unrest in society. Do you know enough about the movie? If yes, then feel free to give this quiz a try! Answer all the questions correctly to get a high score! We sincerely wish you all the very best with the quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ______________ was the editor of the Daily Dispatch.

    • A.

      Donald Woods

    • B.

      Ken Robertson

    • C.

      Stephen Biko

    • D.

      Ann Hobart

    Correct Answer
    A. Donald Woods
    Explanation
    Donald Woods was the editor of the Daily Dispatch.

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  • 2. 

    The System is the title blacks have given to                          .

    • A.

      Banning

    • B.

      Racism

    • C.

      White authority

    • D.

      Churches

    Correct Answer
    C. White authority
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that "The System" is a title that blacks have given to white authority. This implies that black individuals perceive white authority as a system that they believe has power and control over them. The answer implies that blacks may see white authority as oppressive or discriminatory, and may use the term "The System" to describe their experiences and struggles against it.

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  • 3. 

    Biko and Mamphela started a black ____________.

    • A.

      School

    • B.

      Medical clinic

    • C.

      Church

    • D.

      Homeless shelter

    Correct Answer
    B. Medical clinic
    Explanation
    Biko and Mamphela started a black medical clinic. This suggests that they initiated and established a healthcare facility specifically catering to the needs of the black community. This action highlights their commitment to addressing the healthcare disparities faced by black individuals, potentially aiming to provide accessible and quality medical services to those who may have been marginalized or underserved in the past.

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  • 4. 

    Which is not true of living in a legal black township?

    • A.

      Your boss must give you a pass each month.

    • B.

      The government decides how much you pay in rent.

    • C.

      The government decides which house you will live in.

    • D.

      The house can only be handed down to your son.

    Correct Answer
    D. The house can only be handed down to your son.
    Explanation
    Living in a legal black township does not necessarily mean that the house can only be handed down to your son. In some cases, the house may be inherited by any family member or even sold to someone else. The other statements are true, as living in a legal black township typically requires a monthly pass from your boss, the government determines the rent amount, and the government decides which house you will live in.

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  • 5. 

    Who said; “We believe in an intelligent God, We believe that He knew what He was doing when He created the black man, just as He did when He created the white man.”?

    • A.

      Mapetla

    • B.

      Tenjy

    • C.

      Biko

    • D.

      Qumza

    Correct Answer
    C. Biko
    Explanation
    Biko said, "We believe in an intelligent God, We believe that He knew what He was doing when He created the black man, just as He did when He created the white man." This quote suggests that Biko believed in the equality and value of both black and white individuals, emphasizing that they were both intentionally created by an intelligent God. Biko's statement reflects his belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all races.

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  • 6. 

    Don helped Mapetla & Tenjy get jobs at                    .

    • A.

      The newspaper

    • B.

      A school

    • C.

      The clinic

    • D.

      The police station

    Correct Answer
    A. The newspaper
    Explanation
    Don helped Mapetla & Tenjy get jobs at the newspaper. This means that Don assisted Mapetla and Tenjy in finding employment at a newspaper company.

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  • 7. 

    Don & Ken heard Biko speak at a                              .

    • A.

      Freedom rally

    • B.

      Football game

    • C.

      Church

    • D.

      Court hearing

    Correct Answer
    B. Football game
    Explanation
    Don and Ken heard Biko speak at a football game.

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  • 8. 

    Biko testified in court to                                 .

    • A.

      Accuse the white men of beating him

    • B.

      Accuse the government of taking away his freedom

    • C.

      Defend himself

    • D.

      Defend other leaders

    Correct Answer
    A. Accuse the white men of beating him
    Explanation
    Biko testified in court to accuse the white men of beating him. This suggests that Biko was a victim of physical violence at the hands of white men, and he wanted to bring them to justice by providing his testimony in court. His testimony would serve as evidence to support his accusation and potentially lead to legal consequences for the perpetrators.

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  • 9. 

    Who led the attack on the church and Biko’s office?

    • A.

      The secret informers

    • B.

      Captain De Wit

    • C.

      Fred Lemick

    • D.

      Mr. Kruger

    Correct Answer
    B. Captain De Wit
    Explanation
    Captain De Wit led the attack on the church and Biko's office.

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  • 10. 

    When the police searched Biko’s home, how did his wife hide his papers?

    • A.

      She put them under the child's mattress.

    • B.

      She burned them.

    • C.

      She put them in the child's diaper.

    • D.

      She flushed them down the toilet.

    Correct Answer
    C. She put them in the child's diaper.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Biko's wife hid his papers by putting them in the child's diaper. This suggests that she used the child's diaper as a hiding place to conceal the papers from the police during their search of Biko's home.

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  • 11. 

    Who said; “I am shaking like a leaf, and if you let go I will fall flat on my face.”?

    • A.

      Wood

    • B.

      Biko

    • C.

      Wendy

    • D.

      Kruger

    Correct Answer
    A. Wood
  • 12. 

    Biko was arrested when                                  .

    • A.

      He was giving a speech to a group of black youth

    • B.

      He met Wood for a secret meeting

    • C.

      He tried to stop the police from entering his home

    • D.

      He was driving back from Cape Town

    Correct Answer
    D. He was driving back from Cape Town
    Explanation
    Biko was arrested while he was driving back from Cape Town.

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  • 13. 

    1. Which of the following were Not listed in the warrant read to Wood announcing his banning?  He is not allowed to                    .

    • A.

      Meet with any black people

    • B.

      Write anything

    • C.

      Enter a printing office

    • D.

      Leave the district of East London for 5 years

    Correct Answer
    A. Meet with any black people
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "meet with any black people" because it is not mentioned in the warrant read to Wood announcing his banning. The other options, such as "write anything," "enter a printing office," and "leave the district of East London for 5 years," are listed in the warrant as things that Wood is not allowed to do.

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  • 14. 

    When Wood’s tried to fly to America to tell Biko’s story, he                                   ?

    • A.

      Was arrested

    • B.

      Tried to hide in his friends luggage

    • C.

      Was not allowed on the flight

    • D.

      Was stopped outside his home

    Correct Answer
    C. Was not allowed on the flight
    Explanation
    Wood's was not allowed on the flight to America to tell Biko's story.

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  • 15. 

    Wendy did not want to leave South Africa to publish the book on Biko until          .

    • A.

      Men tried to break into their home with guns

    • B.

      Someone tried to poison the children's clothes

    • C.

      Her husband was banned by the government

    • D.

      Two of her husbands reporters were killed

    Correct Answer
    B. Someone tried to poison the children's clothes
  • 16. 

    The Wood family left South Africa and flew to                                 ?

    • A.

      Britain

    • B.

      Botswana

    • C.

      Lesotho

    • D.

      United Nations

    Correct Answer
    B. Botswana
    Explanation
    The Wood family left South Africa and flew to Botswana.

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  • 17. 

    Mr. Woods believed that blacks should be allowed to vote.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Mr. Woods believed that blacks should be allowed to vote. If this statement is true, then the correct answer would be True. However, the correct answer is False, which means that Mr. Woods did not believe that blacks should be allowed to vote.

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  • 18. 

    Biko did not go meet Mr. Woods at his office because he was banned.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Biko did not go meet Mr. Woods at his office because he was banned. This suggests that there is a reason why Biko was unable to meet Mr. Woods, and that reason is because he was banned. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 19. 

    As a child, Donald lived in a black neighborhood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Donald lived in a black neighborhood during his childhood. This implies that the statement is true.

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  • 20. 

    Donald took Ken to a black church service.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Donald took Ken to a black church service, but the answer is "False" because there is no evidence or context provided in the question to support this claim. Without any further information, it is not possible to determine whether Donald took Ken to a black church service or not.

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  • 21. 

    Mzimbi and Biko wanted the same kind of revolution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Mzimbi and Biko did not want the same kind of revolution.

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  • 22. 

    At the court trail Biko testified that violent confrontation was necessary to bring out change in the South African government.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Biko did not testify that violent confrontation was necessary to bring about change in the South African government. This statement contradicts his beliefs and principles as a leader of the anti-apartheid movement. Biko advocated for nonviolent resistance and believed in the power of education, self-reliance, and unity among black South Africans to challenge the oppressive system. His philosophy centered around the idea that black people should assert their humanity and dignity in the face of apartheid, rather than resorting to violence. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 23. 

    Mr. Kruger had Mr. Wood arrested for not telling the police the name of the witness who saw the men destroying the church.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mr. Kruger had Mr. Wood arrested because he believed that Mr. Wood was withholding important information by not revealing the name of the witness who saw the men destroying the church. By arresting Mr. Wood, Mr. Kruger hoped to put pressure on him to cooperate with the police and provide the necessary information to help solve the case.

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  • 24. 

    Biko stalled the police from searching his house, by asking to read the warrant.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Biko effectively delayed the police from searching his house by requesting to read the warrant. This action allowed him to buy some time and potentially gather any necessary evidence or prepare a defense before the search took place. By asking to read the warrant, Biko exercised his rights and ensured that the police followed proper procedures during the search.

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  • 25. 

    When the police came to Wood’s house asking to see Evalina’s pass, Woods was not afraid of them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Woods was not afraid of the police when they came to his house asking for Evalina's pass. However, the correct answer is False, which means that Woods was afraid of the police.

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  • 26. 

    The court decided that Mapetla was killed by the guards who beat him

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the court determined that Mapetla was killed by the guards who beat him. However, the given answer is "False," indicating that this statement is incorrect. Therefore, it can be inferred that the court did not decide that Mapetla was killed by the guards who beat him.

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  • 27. 

    The court decided that Mapetla was killed by the guards who beat him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "The court decided that Mapetla was killed by the guards who beat him." The correct answer is "False." This means that the court did not decide that Mapetla was killed by the guards who beat him.

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  • 28. 

    The police said that Biko died in prison because he refused to eat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Biko died in prison because he refused to eat, and the police confirmed this. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 29. 

    Because Biko was a black leader, they did not allow his family to have a funeral for him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Biko's family was not allowed to have a funeral for him because he was a black leader. However, there is no evidence or context provided to support this claim. Therefore, the statement is not true and the correct answer is False.

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  • 30. 

    The police hid listening devises in Wood’s house, so that they could spy on him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the police placed listening devices in Wood's house in order to secretly monitor his activities. This implies that the statement is true and that the police indeed engaged in surveillance by using these devices.

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  • 31. 

    Woods pretended to be a priest to cross the South African border.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Woods pretended to be a priest in order to cross the South African border. This implies that Woods used a disguise or deception to successfully pass through the border checkpoint. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 32. 

    1. It was against the law for newspapers to print pictures of the police beating black people.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that it was against the law for newspapers to print pictures of the police beating black people. This implies that there were legal restrictions in place that prohibited newspapers from publishing such images. This could have been a measure to suppress information or prevent public outrage regarding police brutality towards black individuals.

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