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. Who are Errol and Nancy Wagner?

2. What does Dr. Murray prescribe to Leafy?

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

4. What does Leafy learn about Celia's intentions with Leafy?

5. What is the name of Leafy's servant?

Short Essay Questions

1. Towards the end of the novel, Leafy has a change of heart. What changes for him?

2. Why does Adekunle need Dr. Murray?

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

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

5. How does Leafy leave the party at Adekunle's?

6. Explain Leafy's selfishness in Part Two.

7. Explain the predicament Leafy has gotten himself into by having a relationship with Celia.

8. What happens when Leafy proposes the bribe to Dr. Murray?

9. Describe Leafy's first meeting with Priscilla.

10. Describe the affair between Celia and Leafy.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Leafy reflects on his life, he is filled with regret. What does Leafy regret? Do you think he regrets coming to Africa? Using examples from the text, explore the theme of regret as it pertains to Leafy's life choices.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

In an essay, write a literary critique of A Good Man In Africa. Include the following:

· What is the author's purpose in writing the story?

· What is the author's underlying belief about the topic?

· Do you agree with the author's conclusions?

· Does the writing follow a conventional plot diagram?

· Is the conflict made clear?

· Do you agree with the author's resolution of the conflict?

· Is there enough evidence throughout the novel to support the events that take place?

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