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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 notice in the crowd at the Writer's Society's hall?
(a) Principal Nwege.
(b) Andrew Kadibe.
(c) Jean.
(d) Elsie.

2. Where do Odili and Jean go after leaving Jean's house?
(a) To Urua.
(b) Through the streets of Bori.
(c) Immediately to Chief Nanga's house.
(d) To Anata.

3. 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.

4. How many wives does Odili's father have?
(a) Seven.
(b) One.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

5. What is John's job?
(a) International trade.
(b) Radio journalism.
(c) Public relations advisor.
(d) Newspaper editor.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the beginning of Chapter 2, Odili says: "It doesn't matter <i>what</i> you knew, but __________________"

2. In what regard does John claim his country is improving?

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

4. When Odili meets the group of foreigners, what initially brings him attention?

5. From what country does the other black man among the foreigners in Chapter 5 come?

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes it possible for Odili to marry Edna?

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

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

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

5. Describe the first impression given of Odo, Edna's father.

6. What sort of abuses of power does Chief Nanga exercise in his campaign?

7. At what conclusion does Odili arrive after reflecting on the carpenter Timothy's statement?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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