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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. In Section 4, who is the oppressor?
(a) African slaveholders.
(b) English slaves.
(c) English slaveholders.
(d) African slaves.

2. Where is the beauty locked up, according to Section 4?
(a) In the minds of the natives.
(b) In the Government House.
(c) In a prison.
(d) In hope and love.

3. How does the narrator describe the English?
(a) As excited to experience new things.
(b) As disheartened and homesick.
(c) As rubbish and a selfish, miserable disease.
(d) As noble and exalted.

4. Who serves as Prime Minister for twenty-five of Antigua's thirty years as a self-governing nation?
(a) Vere Cornwall Bird.
(b) The librarian.
(c) Victor Cornelius Birdman.
(d) The narrator.

5. Whose voice does the narrator utilize?
(a) V. C. Bird's.
(b) It varies throughout the book.
(c) Her mother's.
(d) Jamaica Kincaid's.

Short Answer Questions

1. What paradoxical contradiction serves to provide another fault of Antigua?

2. Who are ordinary people, according to the author in Section 4?

3. Who brought Africans to Antigua?

4. Who considers what being real people submerged in the unreality of Antigua must do to the people?

5. Who returns to their lands at the end of Section 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Antigua of the present compare to the Antigua of the past?

2. What does the narrator say about small events which occur in small places?

3. When was Antigua discovered and by whom?

4. When are Africans brought to Antigua, by whom, and why?

5. Describe the Redonda stamp scandal.

6. What does the narrator describe as surreal, besides the island?

7. In regard to the Bird family, what are Antiguans' concerns, and how are these concerns lessened?

8. Describe the only two Prime Ministers that Antigua has had in the thirty years that it has been a self-governing nation.

9. Where is the library now situated, and what is happening with the books, according to Section 3?

10. What role do the slave records play in Section 3?

(see the answer keys)

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