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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. During the second Prime Minister's term, what happened to the sugar industry?
(a) It ceased to exist.
(b) It profited.
(c) It went bankrupt.
(d) It never existed.

2. Why are slaves brought to Antigua?
(a) To populate the island.
(b) Slaves are not brought to Antigua.
(c) For prosperity.
(d) For entertainment.

3. How many Prime Ministers has Antigua had in its thirty years as a self-governing nation?
(a) 2.
(b) 3.
(c) 30.
(d) 10.

4. What does the author say is lacking to separate Antiguans from the past?
(a) Time.
(b) Laws.
(c) A historical moment.
(d) Emancipation.

5. What is more exaggerated in a small place like Antigua?
(a) Poverty.
(b) The corruption of government.
(c) Slavery and emancipation.
(d) The ambiguity of events.

Short Answer Questions

1. What charge is the second Prime Minister imprisoned for?

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

3. In Section 4, who is oppressed?

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

5. Antigua's beauty is the same now as when Antiguans were what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When was Antigua discovered and by whom?

3. What does the narrator compare to Antigua in Section 4, and how does she use this analogy?

4. When the narrator was a child, what did the head librarian suspect, and what does the narrator say about these suspicions?

5. What happens to the acting Governor General when the Governor General goes to Europe in the months before Antigua's carnival?

6. How does the narrator describe Antigua at the beginning of Section 4?

7. Why do all Antiguan ministers possess green cards, and what happens to honest ministers?

8. How are the Antiguans taken advantage of due to their innocence and naivete?

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

10. 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?

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