A Man of the People Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Maxwell see Chief Nanga as an example of?

2. For what does the radio announce Hezekiah was removed as local POP chairman?

3. How many bodyguards does Odili hire altogether?

4. Why does Mrs. Nanga feel pity for Edna?

5. Why does Odili praise Edna's beauty and memory in English?

Short Essay Questions

1. What seems to be the likely reason that Edna becomes angry with Odili in Chapter 12?

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

3. What is the method of problem solving that Odili unconsciously employs while reconsidering his humiliation that occurred at the house of Chief Nanga?

4. What is the general tone of Mrs. Nanga in her first conversation with Odili's while in Anata, and why is that the tone?

5. What is significant about Odili and Edna's bicycle crash?

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

7. What is the confusion about why Couple is put in jail?

8. What sort of reception does Odili's political campaign receive in Anata?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the story, it is unveiled that starting a democracy is a difficult process. Analyze these difficulties as they are presented in the text. Are they due largely to a lack of education? Of what kind of education? Are there any good suggestions as to how to fix the problems in the country?

Essay Topic 2

During Maxwell's impressive but inefficacious speech, it is revealed that the people have a certain resignation as to the greater affairs of state. Analyze this resignation: how it came about, why it persists, and what implications it has for the country within the story.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the resolution of the story. Does it seem just for a military coup to overthrow the government? What are the motives of the military? What does this say about justice and politics? How is the future of Nigeria portrayed in "A Man of the People"?

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