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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was Indar turned down at the Indian High Commission?
(a) He is not a Hindu.
(b) He is not a citizen of India.
(c) He is too young.
(d) He does not speak Hindi.

2. What has become of Indar back in Africa?
(a) He has gone into hiding.
(b) He is imprisoned by the President.
(c) He has opened a Hindu ashram.
(d) He does the lowest kind of jobs and will not take help.

3. What does Raymond suggest is one of the President's greatest powers?
(a) Knowing who is real friends are
(b) Looking far into the future
(c) Knowing when to pull back
(d) Getting rid of his opposition

4. What is Maximes?
(a) A small book written by the President.
(b) New regulations everyone is supposed to memorize.
(c) A translation of "The Sayings of Chairman Mao."
(d) Raymond's first published book.

5. What suggestion does a guest of Raymond's make to him?
(a) That he write a biography of the President
(b) That he apply for work with the UN
(c) That he go apologize to the President
(d) That he apply for work in America

6. What happens when Metty takes out the car?
(a) His tires are slashed.
(b) The car is impounded for a bribe.
(c) He is beaten for driving without a permit.
(d) He is harassed for bribes and finally jailed.

7. In what way is Raymond like Salim's family?
(a) They have no respect for the powerful.
(b) They deny the danger around them and are unable to move before it strikes.
(c) They never understand what is happening around them.
(d) They cannot be persuaded to change their ideas on anything.

8. What does Indar say he actually learned at the University.
(a) That his education was profitable for him
(b) That he learned how to live successfully in the world
(c) That he learned nothing
(d) That he learned enough to get a good job

9. After lunch, what does Salim imagine about Yvette's house?
(a) It is sad and she must consider it as a prison.
(b) That he could never compete with all Yvette has with Raymond.
(c) That the house reflects the closeness of Yvette and Raymond.
(d) They have so many possessions the house is not large enough.

10. Where does a friend of Indar's take him?
(a) To a job fair where he can get many interviews
(b) To Paris where there is less racism
(c) To meet an American who is interested in helping Africa
(d) To a reception for the President who is visiting London

11. Back in Africa, why does Salim feel sympathy for the President?
(a) After seeing Europe, he wonders how the President can stand Africa.
(b) After seeing Europe, he knows what the President is up against.
(c) After seeing Europe, he understands that the President is stupid.
(d) After seeing Europe, he thinks the President is right about Africa.

12. What does Salim hold onto in the face of all this corruption?
(a) He contends that the President will appeal to the UN.
(b) He still believes in the power of the President.
(c) He holds onto the idea of leaving the country.
(d) He remembers how things get bad and then get better.

13. What happens when Salim goes to Yvette's house for lunch?
(a) Yvette's cook has quit and Yvette doesn't know how to cook.
(b) Raymond meets him at the door and turns him away.
(c) The lunch was cancelled and she forgot to tell him.
(d) There were no other guests invited.

14. What is Zabeth's fear for Ferdinand?
(a) That he will be executed
(b) That he will be sent to a foreign country
(c) That he will turn against her
(d) That he will not recover from his illness

15. What does Salim have in his desk drawer?
(a) Rayond's articles
(b) His last will and testament
(c) Photos of Yvette
(d) Money to make a fast getaway

Short Answer Questions

1. What did one of Indar's lecturers suggest for him?

2. What is so surprising about Shoba going to her country when her father dies?

3. What has happened to the European statues in the Capital city?

4. How does Salim reply to Nazruddin?

5. When and where does the affair between Salim and Yvette begin?

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