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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 does Andrew Kadibe try to sound like when he knocks at Odili's door?
(a) A girl.
(b) Odili.
(c) An old man.
(d) A pig.

2. In what regard does John claim his country is improving?
(a) Women's rights.
(b) Economics.
(c) International affairs.
(d) Racism.

3. What is the name of the soloist mentioned in Chapter 1?
(a) Grammar-phone.
(b) Elsie.
(c) Edna.
(d) Voice box.

4. How does Jean look at Chief Nanga?
(a) Flirtatiously.
(b) Angrily.
(c) Contemptuously.
(d) Curiously.

5. From where does Chief Nanga get his bus-investment money?
(a) The Minister of Foreign Trade.
(b) An increase in taxes.
(c) The Coffee Farmers Union.
(d) British Amalgamated.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Odili finds Elsie's friend at the hospital -- intended for Chief Nanga -- to be:

3. What does Jean interpret as a sign of lust?

4. According to Mrs. Nanga, embassy events are how many pence talk and how many pence food?

5. Why does Andrew Kadibe think it ridiculous for Chief Nanga to be the Minister of Culture?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Odili's father hated?

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

3. How do Odili and Elsie meet?

4. What odd contrast is revealed in Chapter 4 by Chief Nanga's interactions with Chief Kobino and the young man applying to be a chef?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What two admirable qualities does Chief Nanga demonstrate in Chapter 1, and how?

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