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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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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 does the narrator describe Princeton as smelling like in Chapter 1?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Prestige.
(c) Blackberries.
(d) Hope.

2. What comfort food does Ifemelu associate with Nigeria?
(a) Chicken and peppers.
(b) Tapioca pudding.
(c) Bananas with peanuts.
(d) Goat stew.

3. Who says in Chapter 5 that he doesn’t have a passport now, but his father has promised him one when he goes to America for university?
(a) Obinze.
(b) Emenike.
(c) Ranyinudo.
(d) Chijioke.

4. How does Ifemelu perceive her physique in Chapter 1?
(a) She believes she is fat.
(b) She believes she is petite.
(c) She believes she is lanky.
(d) She believes she is thin.

5. How is Obinze's wife described in the narrative?
(a) Argumentative.
(b) Overbearing.
(c) Caustic.
(d) Agreeable.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the black American man that Ifemelu meets on the train in Chapter 17?

2. What is the name of the man that lets Obinze use his NI number to gain work in Chapter 25?

3. What is Obinze's boss called in Chapter 2?

4. What item is delivered by Obinze and his coworker to the elderly, disheveled man in Chapter 26?

5. How is Curt related to Kimberly?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is "American Tribalism" defined in the narrative?

2. How has Aunty Uju changed when Ifemelu first encounters her in America?

3. What does Obinze observe regarding Nigerians with English accents in Part 3?

4. Describe the narrative point of view in Americanah. From what perspective is the story related?

5. What does Aisha solicit Ifemelu to do in Chapter 1? Why?

6. How would you describe Obinze in the beginning of the novel? What objects symbolize Obinze's character?

7. What is the name of the blog that Ifemelu writes and what is the focus of the blog?

8. What can be discerned about Obinze's character based on his treatment of Cleotilde?

9. Describe Aunty Uju in the narrative. What is Aunty Uju's role in Ifemelu's life?

10. What do bananas and peanuts symbolize for Ifemelu? How are they perceived by Dike in Part 2?

(see the answer keys)

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