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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What sort of event must Chief Nanga attend in Chapter 6?
(a) A book exhibition.
(b) A Cabinet meeting.
(c) A theater production.
(d) A meeting at the U.S. Embassy.

2. Who does Odili ask Andrew about after the latter knocks at his door?
(a) Mrs. John.
(b) Chief Nanga.
(c) The journalist.
(d) The girl.

3. What does Chief Nanga do to Principal Nwege after the speech?
(a) Praises him.
(b) Ignores him.
(c) Flatters him.
(d) Kicks him.

4. By what name do Jean and John greet Chief Nanga?
(a) M.A.
(b) Chief Nanga.
(c) Micah.
(d) Your Honour.

5. How long has it been since Odili last spoke with Chief Nanga?
(a) Five years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) More than 15 years.
(d) Three years.

6. Whom do Chief Nanga and Odili visit in Chapter 3?
(a) The Minister for Overseas Training.
(b) The Minister of Public Construction.
(c) The Prime Minister.
(d) The Minister of Foreign Trade.

7. What detail about one man's robes in Chapter 6 most catches Odili's attention?
(a) The robe's eccentric patterning.
(b) The tailor's advertisement.
(c) The robe's brilliant colors.
(d) The robe's poor quality.

8. How many wives does Odili's father have before marrying Odili's mother?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) One.

9. In the beginning of Chapter 2, Odili says: "It doesn't matter what you knew, but __________________"
(a) Who you knew.
(b) What you didn't know.
(c) Who knew you.
(d) Where you're known.

10. Whom does Chief Nanga call when he comes home for lunch?
(a) The Prime Minister.
(b) The Minister of Public Construction.
(c) The Minister of Foreign Trade.
(d) The Minister for Overseas Training.

11. Why does Odili have his present teaching job instead of a civil-service job?
(a) Autonomy.
(b) Money.
(c) A girl.
(d) Underqualification.

12. From what country does the other black man among the foreigners in Chapter 5 come?
(a) Congo.
(b) Sudan.
(c) America.
(d) England.

13. Why does the girl in Chief Nanga's best story refuse to remove her bra?
(a) Her husband cursed her breasts.
(b) She has small breasts.
(c) Her breasts are ugly.
(d) She is afraid her husband will come home soon.

14. What does the statute Odili reads in the newspaper concern?
(a) Pit latrines.
(b) Automobile parking.
(c) Excrement pails.
(d) Food distribution.

15. According to Mrs. Nanga, embassy events are how many pence talk and how many pence food?
(a) Ten pence talk and ten pence food.
(b) Six pence talk and four pence food.
(c) Three pence talk and nine pence food.
(d) Nine pence talk and three pence food.

Short Answer Questions

1. What misunderstood African gesture does Odili explain to the foreigners?

2. What does Chief Nanga think of the president of the Writer's Society's dress?

3. From where is Chief Nanga's second wife-to-be?

4. How does the cook prove his innocence?

5. When does Odili's mother die?

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