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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 are the dismissed members of the Prime Minister's Cabinet called in Chapter 1?
(a) The Daily Chronicle.
(b) The Miscreant Gang.
(c) The Elitists.
(d) The Progressive Alliance Party.

2. Where is Odili from?
(a) Agaba.
(b) Bori.
(c) Urua.
(d) Anata.

3. How do the Ministers of Overseas Training and Culture cover up their fear in Chapter 3?
(a) By talking casually.
(b) By joking.
(c) By leaving.
(d) By storming about angrily.

4. What is the general feeling of the people toward Odili's father?
(a) Love.
(b) Disappointment.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Admiration.

5. What does Chief Nanga's lunchtime conversation concern?
(a) Odili's scholarship.
(b) The purchasing of buses from England.
(c) The building of a new school.
(d) The tarring of a road.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of the president of the Writer's Society's book?

2. Who arrives at Chief Nanga's house at the beginning of Chapter 5?

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

4. For what does the young man apply at Chief Nanga's house at the end of Chapter 4?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What personal goal does Odili not considering asking for help in achieving, as stated in Chapter 2?

5. How do Odili and Elsie meet?

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

7. 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?

8. What is ironic about Chief Koko's reaction to drinking OHMS?

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

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

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