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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. Why is the narrator offended by the reference to "her girls," as stated by the lady whose family established the Mill Reef Club?
(a) Because "her girls" are grown Antiguan women.
(b) Because the lady discourages her girls from reading.
(c) Because the lady states that her girls should get married young.
(d) Because her girls are illiterate.
2. When was Antigua discovered?
3. Who is freed in a way when the English leave Antigua?
(a) The English.
(b) The narrator.
(c) The Syrians.
4. How many Prime Ministers has Antigua had in its thirty years as a self-governing nation?
5. Who brought Africans to Antigua?
(a) The English.
(c) Africans came to Antigua on their own.
(d) The Swiss.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the author describe how beautiful Antigua was before?
2. What is the old library now used as?
3. At the end of Section 4, who still lives in a surreal place?
4. Where is the beauty locked up, according to Section 4?
5. What kind of characters are the Antiguans?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do all Antiguan ministers possess green cards, and what happens to honest ministers?
2. What does the narrator compare to Antigua in Section 4, and how does she use this analogy?
3. When the narrator was a child, what did the head librarian suspect, and what does the narrator say about these suspicions?
4. In regard to the Bird family, what are Antiguans' concerns, and how are these concerns lessened?
5. How does the Antigua of the present compare to the Antigua of the past?
6. Why does the narrator consider what the island's beauty must do to the natives?
7. Describe the only two Prime Ministers that Antigua has had in the thirty years that it has been a self-governing nation.
8. What role do the slave records play in Section 3?
9. How does Section 4 begin as a panegyric, and how does it change?
10. Describe the Redonda stamp scandal.
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