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Social Studies 30-2

Exploring Ideologies in Cry Freedom


Complete the questions to explore the aspects of the Steve Bikos ideology present in Cry Freedom. Beliefs About Human Nature 1. Which view or views of human nature would Biko most likely support? What evidence is present to support your decision? a. people will suffer for only a limited time b. people willingly give in when they feel conquered c. human nature is to have sympathy for the poor Beliefs About the Structure of Society 2. Which statement about the structure of South African society would Biko most likely agree with? What evidence is there to support your choice? a. The South African government needs to make changes to strengthen the culture and traditions of the indigenous people. b. The indigenous people of South Africa need to bring about changes for their own people. 3. Which statement about the structure of society would Biko most likely support? What evidence is there to support your choice? a. People should look after themselves. If people cant find a job, it is their own problem. b. People should contribute to help others who are less able to provide for themselves. Burdens should be shared so no individual is overloaded to the point of collapse.

Visions of the Future 4. What did Biko want the future of South Africa to look like?

Exploring Ideologies in Cry Freedom Complete the questions to explore the aspects of the South African polices ideology present in Cry Freedom. Interpretations of History 5. Which history was being taught to the indigenous people? What messages were likely present in this version of history?

Beliefs About Human Nature 6. Which view or views of human nature were held by the South African government? Provide evidence to support your decision. a. whites can be trusted b. whites are meant to be in charge c. non-whites are not trustworthy d. non-whites are incapable of taking care of themselves

Beliefs About the Structure of Society 7. According to the South African government during apartheid, how was society to be structured? What evidence is there to support your choice?

Visions of the Future 8. According to the government under apartheid, what should the future of South Africa to look like?