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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 Chief Nanga call when he comes home for lunch?
(a) The Minister for Overseas Training.
(b) The Prime Minister.
(c) The Minister of Public Construction.
(d) The Minister of Foreign Trade.

2. Who convinces Chief Kobino to delay the construction project between Anata and Giligili for which Chief Nanga is pushing?
(a) Odili.
(b) A young assistant.
(c) The Prime Minister.
(d) Chief Nanga.

3. What is Chief Nanga's previous occupation?
(a) Carpenter.
(b) Foreign Ambassador.
(c) Lieutenant in the army.
(d) Teacher.

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

5. When do Jean and Odili leave Jean's house?
(a) 12:26 a.m.
(b) 1:30 a.m.
(c) 11:45 p.m.
(d) 7:15 a.m.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Odili finds Elsie's friend at the hospital -- intended for Chief Nanga -- to be:

3. What is the name of Chief Nanga's second wife-to-be?

4. Why does Chief Nanga seek a second wife?

5. How many children do the Nangas have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the poem Maxwell wrote seven years ago?

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

3. Why is Couple's heckling of Maxwell effective?

4. How does "Push me down and take my threepence!" become a popular Anata joke?

5. In Chapter 10, how does Chief Nanga further expose his corruption regarding the office of Foreign Trade?

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

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

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

9. What characterizes Odili's interaction with Chief Nanga at the Samalu house?

10. Upon what does Odili reflect while lying in the bed of his guest suite at Chief Nanga's house?

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