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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. When do the slaveholders cease to be selfish rubbish?
(a) They are never selfish rubbish.
(b) When they bring slaves to Antigua.
(c) They never cease to be selfish rubbish.
(d) After emancipation.
2. Why is Bird's less ruthless son not a threat to Antiguans?
(a) He is married to a kind woman who will not allow him to be cruel to Antiguans.
(b) He is already dead.
(c) He is too old.
(d) He is too opulent to be a true leader.
3. Where does the narrator's friend travel?
4. 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.
5. Who owns much land in Antigua?
(a) The Prime Minister.
(b) The narrator.
(d) Syrians and Lebanese.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the end of Section 4, who still lives in a surreal place?
2. Who considers what being real people submerged in the unreality of Antigua must do to the people?
3. When the English leave Antigua, what do the slaveholders become?
4. What do Antiguans worry that the Birds will be unwilling to relinquish?
5. How does the narrator describe the pain of Antiguans?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is said about casinos is Section 3, and what will actually occur, according to the narrator?
2. What does the narrator's friend say about Switzerland, and how does the narrator feel about this?
3. What does the narrator compare to Antigua in Section 4, and how does she use this analogy?
4. What does the narrator say about small events which occur in small places?
5. 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?
6. What does the narrator describe as surreal, besides the island?
7. When are Africans brought to Antigua, by whom, and why?
8. What is the purpose of the paradoxical contradiction of the surrealism of Antigua and the ordinariness of the people who live there?
9. Why do all Antiguan ministers possess green cards, and what happens to honest ministers?
10. How does Section 4 begin as a panegyric, and how does it change?
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