Zakes Mda: Biography & Books


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In what year was Zakes Mda born?

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1. When did Zakes shorten his name?

2. When was Ways of Dying published?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will gauge how much you know about the personal and professional life of author Zakes Mda. Quiz topics include what year Mda was born and when he shortened his name.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test questions focus on the following:

  • Publication of Ways of Dying
  • Mda's marriage(s)
  • His first job after graduating high school

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about author Zakes Mda
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the personal life of Mda
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify one of his professions prior to writing

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Zakes Mda: Biography & Books. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the meaning behind Zakes Mda's name
  • Explore his upbringing in Africa and exile at an early age
  • Learn more about Mda's education in Europe