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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 John's most interesting claim about the his country?
(a) It has experienced more racially-motivated violence against whites than blacks.
(b) It will very likely have an African-American president in the next 10 years.
(c) It has not conquered other countries despite having the power to do so.
(d) It will likely invade Africa soon, to liberate the struggling countries.

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

3. From where is Chief Nanga's second wife-to-be?
(a) Urua.
(b) Anata.
(c) Agaba.
(d) Bori.

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

5. What does the Senior Tutor take from the reception?
(a) A jug of beer.
(b) Principal Nwege's ring.
(c) Two bottles of beer.
(d) A jug of palm wine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Odili visit at the beginning of Chapter 6?

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

3. To what do Odili and Jean dance?

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

5. Where does Odili go after Chief Nanga's important guest in Chapter 5 arrives?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What series of events leads up to Odili's disillusionment with the POP.?

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

4. Describe Odili in his first encounter with Elsie in Chapter 6.

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

6. Why is Odili's father hated?

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

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

9. How does Chief Nanga speak to Mr. Jalio, and for what reason?

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

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