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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 Odili's father's first name?
(a) Hezekiah.
(b) Ezekiel.
(c) Josiah.
(d) Onata.

2. Odili is afraid that Chief Nanga will want to:
(a) Talk all night.
(b) Get him very drunk.
(c) Kill Elsie.
(d) Swap women.

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

4. Why does Chief Nanga seek a second wife?
(a) His first wife is barren.
(b) He wants a pretty, younger woman.
(c) His first wife is lazy and does not cook or clean.
(d) His first wife is not cultured enough.

5. When does Odili's mother die?
(a) When he was 3.
(b) When he was 1.
(c) She is still alive.
(d) At childbirth.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Andrew Kadibe try to sound like when he knocks at Odili's door?

3. How do the Ministers of Overseas Training and Culture cover up their fear in Chapter 3?

4. Who does Odili ask Andrew about after the latter knocks at his door?

5. How many wives does Odili's father have?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Odili's father treat his family?

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does Odili describe his reaction to being a prominent member of the dinner conversation?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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