La Guma's A Walk in the Night and Other Stories: Summary


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In what time period does A Walk in the Night take place?

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1. Which of the following happens in A Walk in the Night?

2. What was La Guma imprisoned for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many writers draw on personal experiences while creating their stories. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the stories written by Alex La Guma. The quiz questions will test you on La Guma's imprisonment and his literary technique used to draw readers in.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The time period covered in this collection
  • The main story line in 'A Walk in the Night'
  • Definition of apartheid

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding La Guma's literary technique and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as apartheid
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding La Guma's imprisonment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the time period covered by A Walk in the Night and Other Stories

Additional Learning

Learn more about La Guma's short stories by reviewing the accompanying lesson, La Guma's A Walk in the Night and Other Stories: Summary. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine the characters and plot of the longest story in the collection
  • Review summaries of the other stories in the collection
  • Understand how La Guma's personal experiences influenced his work