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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. Whom does Odili visit at the beginning of Chapter 6?
(a) Elsie.
(b) Jean.
(c) Edna.
(d) Mrs. Nanga.

2. 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) Nine pence talk and three pence food.
(c) Six pence talk and four pence food.
(d) Three pence talk and nine pence food.

3. Finish the quote said by Odili in Chapter 1: "For what is modesty but ________________?"
(a) Inverted pride.
(b) Great humility.
(c) Self-deprecation.
(d) Lack of self-consciousness.

4. Why has Odili lost his admiration for Chief Nanga?
(a) Chief Nanga slept around once he got into power.
(b) Chief Nanga defended the dismissed Cabinet members.
(c) Chief Nanga dishonored his own father.
(d) Chief Nanga joined in denouncing the dismissed Cabinet members.

5. How does Odili state his view of Elsie to Chief Nanga?
(a) She is his best friend.
(b) He is serious about her.
(c) She is just a good-time girl.
(d) He intends to marry her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Odili and Jean go after leaving Jean's house?

2. In what year does Odili become disillusioned with the POP?

3. What sort of degree is Chief Nanga to be awarded?

4. How long has it been since Odili last spoke with Chief Nanga?

5. What is the name Elsie shouts out while making love to Odili?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Odili wish the people could see about Chief Nanga?

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

3. How does Odili describe the way Jean acts toward Chief Nanga?

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

5. Why is Peter merely working as Odili's houseboy?

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

7. What personal goal does Odili not considering asking for help in achieving, as stated in Chapter 2?

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

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

10. What attitudes do the foreigners at the dinner conversation seem to have toward Africa, and how do they demonstrate such?

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