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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the chief complaint of the Prime Minister against his dismissed Cabinet members?
(a) They are over-educated by Western thought.
(b) They are bloodthirsty.
(c) They have betrayed their fathers.
(d) They are greedy.

2. How does the cook prove his innocence?
(a) He produces a witness.
(b) He gives Chief Koko the medicine.
(c) He drinks the coffee.
(d) He eats the soup.

3. What does Odili ultimately think of Jean?
(a) She is a bigot.
(b) She is insensitive.
(c) She is unintelligent.
(d) She is attractive.

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

5. Odili finds Elsie's friend at the hospital -- intended for Chief Nanga -- to be:
(a) More attractive.
(b) Too old.
(c) Too fat.
(d) Less attractive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Odili's division from his father?

2. How is Odili received at Chief Nanga's house?

3. Why does Chief Nanga not hire the young man at the end of Chapter 4?

4. Whom does Odili notice in the crowd at the Writer's Society's hall?

5. How does Odili state his view of Elsie to Chief Nanga?

Short Essay Questions

1. What impression does Odili convey in his description of Chief Nanga's library?

2. How does "Push me down and take my threepence!" become a popular Anata joke?

3. Why is Odili concerned when Chief Nanga voices his intention to go to the hospital with him?

4. How does Odili describe his reaction to being a prominent member of the dinner conversation?

5. What is unusual about Mrs. Akilo and Chief Nanga's affair?

6. Upon what does Odili reflect while lying in the bed of his guest suite at Chief Nanga's house?

7. How is the media portrayed by Odili?

8. How do Odili and Elsie meet?

9. What is significant about the languages spoken in the Nanga home?

10. Why does Chief Nanga scorn his old nickname, "M.A. Minus Opportunity"?

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