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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 the statute Odili reads in the newspaper concern?
(a) Excrement pails.
(b) Pit latrines.
(c) Automobile parking.
(d) Food distribution.

2. 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 are greedy.
(d) They have betrayed their fathers.

3. Whom do Chief Nanga and Odili visit in Chapter 3?
(a) The Minister of Public Construction.
(b) The Minister for Overseas Training.
(c) The Minister of Foreign Trade.
(d) The Prime Minister.

4. For what does OHMS stand?
(a) Our Humbly Made Stuff.
(b) Old Home Made Stuff.
(c) Our Home Made Stuff.
(d) Our Hospitably Maintained Services.

5. From what country do Jean and John come?
(a) Canada.
(b) France.
(c) The United States of America.
(d) Britain.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Odili have his present teaching job instead of a civil-service job?

2. Finish the quote said by Odili in Chapter 1: "For what is modesty but ________________?"

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

4. What is the name of the president of the Writer's Society?

5. By what name do Jean and John greet Chief Nanga?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Chief Nanga remember Odili?

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

6. How is the media portrayed by Odili?

7. On what does Odili focus during Chief Nanga's speech in Chapter 6?

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

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

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

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