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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 Antigua becomes self-governing, what happens to the Queen's stand-in?
(a) He becomes Premier.
(b) He becomes Prime Minister.
(c) He becomes President.
(d) He is assassinated.
2. What do Antiguans call Bird's ruthless son?
(a) Papa Doc.
(b) Papa Poverty.
(c) Doctor Jekyl.
(d) Doctor Dolittle.
3. 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 states that her girls should get married young.
(c) Because the lady discourages her girls from reading.
(d) Because her girls are illiterate.
4. Who are ordinary people, according to the author in Section 4?
(b) No one is ordinary.
(c) The foreigners who lives in Antigua.
(d) The Syrians.
5. Who may relent and assist in building a new library?
(a) Barclay Bank.
(b) The Mill Reef Club.
(c) The narrator.
(d) The Czechoslovakian refugee.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why were Africans brought to Antigua?
2. In Section 4, who is oppressed?
3. Where is the beauty locked up, according to Section 4?
4. What are used as havens for drug smuggling in Antigua?
5. Who is the Queen's stand-in in Antigua before the island becomes self-governing?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator describe as surreal, besides the island?
2. How does the Antigua of the present compare to the Antigua of the past?
3. How are the slaves and slaveholders compared in Section 4?
4. 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?
5. In regard to the Bird family, what are Antiguans' concerns, and how are these concerns lessened?
6. When was Antigua discovered and by whom?
7. When the narrator was a child, what did the head librarian suspect, and what does the narrator say about these suspicions?
8. What does the narrator's friend say about Switzerland, and how does the narrator feel about this?
9. In Section 4, what role does emancipation play?
10. Describe the Redonda stamp scandal.
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