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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. How do the people treat Josiah after the incident at the bar?
2. When does Odili feel the full weight of his humiliation?
3. What does Odili hope to accomplish through his political activities?
4. How much money does Maxwell say the POP has received from British Amalgamated?
5. Where does Odili decide to place his headquarters?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is suggested by the revelation that a junior member of Parliament is also a founding member of the CPC?
2. In Chapter 10, how does Chief Nanga further expose his corruption regarding the office of Foreign Trade?
3. What is revealed about Edna's character in the scene on the VIP porch?
4. What is the significance of the poem Maxwell wrote seven years ago?
5. How does Odili interpret Edna's letter?
6. What is the method of problem solving that Odili unconsciously employs while reconsidering his humiliation that occurred at the house of Chief Nanga?
7. What is Odili's concern about the founding of the new political party?
8. Why is Couple's heckling of Maxwell effective?
9. What is significant about Odili and Edna's bicycle crash?
10. How does Odili initially interpret Chief Nanga's order to move Elsie's bags into his absent wife's room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the character of Maxwell Kulamo. How does Odili portray him? Is Odili's portrayal of Maxwell fair or biased? What do Maxwell's actions reveal about his person? In what ways is Maxwell significant to the story?
Essay Topic 2
Alone of all the political characters in the story, Odili rejects every sort of political corruption. Explicate and analyze this severe contrast between the absolute idealism of Odili, the absolute corruption and self-interest of Chief Nanga, and the practical abuse of corrupt individuals by Maxwell. Who is the most morally persuasive of the characters, and why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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