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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After Hezekiah is arrested, what do the trucks take away?

2. Who arrives at the Samalu house the day after Odili meets with Chief Nanga?

3. With whom does Odili, in his letter, say Edna can satisfy herself with if Chief Nanga is unable?

4. Where is Edna's mother when Odili first arrives at her house?

5. What does Odili hope to accomplish through his political activities?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What start as separate, if related, threads in the story -- revenge, politics and love -- become entangled in Odili's life. Discuss the entanglement of these various threads and explain how an action toward any one goal ends up affecting the others.

Essay Topic 2

Present an analysis of Chief Nanga. Discuss his rise to power, his personalit, and his interactions with other characters. How does he treat others? How does he maintain his political position until the coup? Be sure to contrast the opinions of the educated and the uneducated regarding Chief Nanga.

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the story, it is said that Maxwell Kulamo is a martyr. Analyze this statement. For what was he a martyr? How does his martyrdom advance this cause? Other than his death, what other events in the story reaffirm his status as a martyr?

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