Rastafari,
Bob Marley
and Jamaica

The idea here is to browse some web pages devoted to Rastafari, Bob Marley and Jamaica and to try to answer the 25 questions below.

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Rastafari


These pages were buil from elements found on BobMarley.com and various other sources.
You can dowload them as a zip file by clicking here if you want to use them on a local drive to avoid depending on an internet connection (798 ko).
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  1. What is the name of Bob's first big hit?
  2. What did Bob die from?
  3. What happened on 21 April 1966?
  4. What were the names of Bob Marley's mother and father?
  5. Describe Bob's father.
  6. What was the problem with Bob's father marrying Bob's mother?
  7. Who instructed Bob Marley on the Rastafarian faith?
  8. Who was Marcus Garvey?
  9. Where does the word "Rastafari" come from?
  10. Who was Menelik and what was his role?
  11. Explain where Jamaica is located.
  12. What was Jamaica's role in the 17th century?
  13. What was Marcus Garvey's aim in the 1920s?
  14. What was a maroon?
  15. Who were the original habitants of Jamaica?
  16. Who later "discovered" Jamaica and when?
  17. What was Jamaica's role in the 18th century?
  18. Where does the habit of smoking ganja originate from?
  19. What role did Bob Marley play Jamaica politics in the 1970s?
  20. Is it possible to visit Bob Marley's birthplace and how?
  21. Explain a few characteristics of Nine Mile.
  22. What does the word "Ital" mean? Could you give an equivalent?
  23. What was the name of Bob's first recorded song?
  24. Why is, according to the Rastafarian faith, the Holy Piby closer to the truth than the Bible?
  25. Why was Haile Selassie chosen as the "saviour"?

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