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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 have betrayed their fathers.
(b) They are over-educated by Western thought.
(c) They are greedy.
(d) They are bloodthirsty.

2. Where does Odili recall meeting Elsie?
(a) In England.
(b) In Urua.
(c) At grammar school.
(d) At a party.

3. How many children do the Nangas have?
(a) Zero.
(b) Seven.
(c) Three.
(d) Six.

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

5. What is the general feeling of the people toward Odili's father?
(a) Disappointment.
(b) Admiration.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What used to be Odili's father's profession?

2. Why does the girl in Chief Nanga's best story refuse to remove her bra?

3. From where does Chief Nanga get his bus-investment money?

4. What is the nickname of Odili's former next-door neighbor in his university days?

5. What was the nighttime entertainment in Giligili?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Odili's father treat his family?

5. Why is Mrs. Nanga concerned over her children losing their heritage?

6. What is ironic about Chief Koko's reaction to drinking OHMS?

7. What is Odili's perception of Chief Nanga's concerns?

8. Why is Odili's next-door neighbor in college called "Irre"?

9. Why is Odili surprised to be awakened early by Chief Nanga after his first night at the Minister of Culture's house?

10. In what way does Jean primarily reveal her insensitivity towards Nigeria and Nigerians?

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