A Good Man in Africa Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Adekunle wants the land issue settled before ________________.

2. Why can't the University Health Service help Leafy?

3. Dr. Murray is the chairman of the ________________ committee.

4. What is the relationship between Dr. Murray and Leafy?

5. Why does Leafy want to get to know Dr. Murray?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Leafy respond when Dr. Murray says he will not remove Innocence's body? What does this say about Leafy's ability to act under pressure?

2. Explain the relationship between Great Britain and Kinjanja.

3. Why doesn't Dr. Murray want to issue a positive report on Adekunle's land?

4. What details are revealed in Part One, Chapter 2, that lead the reader to believe Leafy leads an immoral life?

5. In Part One, Chapter 5, besides himself and his family, what does Leafy ponder?

6. In Part One, Chapter 4, who behaves in a dishonest fashion?

7. What information is revealed about Leafy's loved ones back home?

8. Describe Adekunle.

9. Explain Leafy's need for control and how he controls Hazel.

10. In Part One, Chapter 5, how does Leafy see himself as a human being?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using the situation of Leafy having to remove the body of Innocence, juxtapose the British and American interests in Kinjanja.

Essay Topic 2

Conflict is a critical literary element in narrative writing. Analyze the conflict in A Good Man In Africa. What type of conflict is it? What is the conflict? How does it further the story line? Use specific examples from the text to prove your point.

Essay Topic 3

In addition to simply telling a story, authors also try to create a mood that enhances the story. In an essay using examples from the novel, describe the mood of A Good Man In Africa. What literary devices does he use to create this mood?

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