Jackson and his wife return from South Africa to the Glasgow tenements where they used to live. Keen to show his financial success, Jackson finds that he does not have much in common with his old community.
Why does Jackson want to visit the tenements where he used to live?
To show off his wealth
To see how the place had developed
To catch up with old friends
What do the gang of youths refer to Jackson as?
What signals a change in Jackson's wife's mood?
Arriving in the hotel
Getting in the car safely
Going home to South Africa
Which of these descriptions best reflects the way the tenements and surrounding area are portrayed?
Spirited and vibrant
Colourful and united
Bleak and run down
What do Jackson's references to South Africa's Apartheid system suggest?
That he now views the world with similar racist and prejudiced attitudes
That it shows the positives of Glasgow society
That he likens the injustice in Glasgow to that of South Africa
How does Jackson feel about the Scots words that he, on occasion, uses?
He feels proud
He feels uncomfortable
He feels nostalgic
What is used to symbolise Jackson's wife's sense of superiority?
Her fur coat
Her gold watch
What had the old picture houses been mostly converted into?
What does Mr Jamieson's aggression suggest about what the community used to be like?
Determined to seek justice for all
Silent in complicity
Involved in deliberate aggression
Which of these is not a central theme in the text?
Erosion of community