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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. What kind of character is the island of Antigua?
2. What do Antiguans call Bird's ruthless son?
(a) Doctor Dolittle.
(b) Papa Poverty.
(c) Papa Doc.
(d) Doctor Jekyl.
3. What is now situated above a dry-goods store?
(a) The narrator's life.
(b) The school.
(c) The hospital.
(d) The library.
4. What happens to the government official who investigates the murders of a calypso singer's sister and a European woman?
(a) He disappears.
(b) He is bribed to discontinue his investigation.
(c) He is electrocuted by his refrigerator.
(d) He moves to Europe.
5. How does the narrator describe the English?
(a) As disheartened and homesick.
(b) As excited to experience new things.
(c) As rubbish and a selfish, miserable disease.
(d) As noble and exalted.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the author describe Antigua as beautiful now?
2. What does the narrator criticize about Antigua in Section 4?
3. Where does the narrator's friend travel?
4. Whose suspicions of the narrator as a child were justified?
5. What does the swindler from the Far East help build?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the purpose of the paradoxical contradiction of the surrealism of Antigua and the ordinariness of the people who live there?
2. When was Antigua discovered and by whom?
3. How does the narrator describe Antigua at the beginning of Section 4?
4. Why do all Antiguan ministers possess green cards, and what happens to honest ministers?
5. What do the Syrians and Lebanese do in Antigua?
6. What is said about casinos is Section 3, and what will actually occur, according to the narrator?
7. When the narrator decides to speak to the lady whose family helped establish the Mill Reef Club, what does the lady say, and how does the narrator feel about this?
8. Why does the narrator consider what the island's beauty must do to the natives?
9. When the narrator was a child, what did the head librarian suspect, and what does the narrator say about these suspicions?
10. How are the slaves and slaveholders compared in Section 4?
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