A Good Man in Africa Test | Final 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. In Part Two, Chapter 11, whom does Priscilla invite out to a club?

2. Who is Adekunle's wife?

3. Before the servant's body can be removed from the Commission's premises, how long is the required ceremony by the priest?

4. At the end of the novel, what happens to Dr. Murray?

5. Part Three of Chapter 1 begins in what time?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part Two, Leafy is losing many things. What is he losing?

2. In the final chapter of the novel, how does the theme of resignation come through?

3. Describe Leafy's first visit to Dr. Murray.

4. At the end of the novel, how will retribution be served against Adekunle?

5. What is Femi Robinson's role in the novel?

6. Why does Adekunle need Dr. Murray?

7. Who are the various people Leafy has to report to, and what stress does this cause him?

8. In Part Two, Chapters 6-10, how does Leafy display his anger?

9. In Part Three, Chapter 6, what happens between the Duchess and Leafy after he plays Santa?

10. Are internal or external causes the root of Leafy's problems?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the reading of the novel, we have analyzed the development of the plot. In an essay, summarize the key events of the novel and how they relate to the following elements of plot: exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution.

Essay Topic 2

The theme of Part One, Chapter 2, is decadence. In an essay, examine the theme of loss and analyze those things Leafy has lost, either through his own doing or someone else's.

Essay Topic 3

In an essay, analyze what effect point of view has on the novel. Using examples from the text, from what point of view is A Good Man in Africa told? How would the novel change if it were told from each of the following different point of views:

Adekunle- first person

Hazel- first person

Celia-first person

Third person omniscient

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