Moorosi's War Quiz
These questions relate to the period 1877 to 1885 in then Basutoland, now Lesotho.

1. What was the major issue that caused the Basotho people to rise up against the Cape Colony?
  • Disputes over land
  • Disputes over gun laws
  • Disputes over taxes

2. The Sesotho language includes a significant number of words that relate closely to which ancient language?
  • Latin
  • Hebrew
  • Indo-European

3. What position did Moorosi hold in relation to the Baphuthi people?
  • King
  • Chief
  • Tribal leader

4. Where did Moorosi build his village?
  • In a narrow secluded valley
  • On a river bank below a mountain
  • On a mountain top

5. Who waged war against Moorosi?
  • The Cape Colonial forces
  • The British army
  • Forces under the control of Basotho chief Lerothodi


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80-100%: You have an excellent knowledge of the Basutho people and the events in Moorosi's war. You have almost certainly read the book MOOROSI
60-80%: Not too bad, but you could discover a lot more interesting facts about Moorosi's war and related events at the time by reading MOOROSI.
40-60%: Your knowledge of Moorosi's War and the time in which it took place is limited. Read MOOROSl and discover exciting life-changing events about the war and the people who lived during it.
0-40%: You know little about Moorosi's War and the people who lived in Lesotho at the time. But there is hope. You will discover fascinating information and learn a lot about the true nature of colonialism by reading MOOROSI. Order your copy on this page now.

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Cover of book named MoorosiTo learn the true story behind King Moorosi’s war in southern Lesotho in 1879, you need read only one book: MOOROSI. It’s an exciting story involving great characters and you will learn a lot about the true nature of colonialism as the Cape Colony forces meet their match in a wily leader fighting for his people's freedom. It has great meaning for us today as the world faces similar situations and we can learn a lot from history.

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