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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 Aunty Uju complain about Bartholomew regarding in Chapter 17?
(a) He is physically abusive.
(b) He is lazy.
(c) He is never home.
(d) He is fat.

2. What does the author employ as a symbol of a person's place in society in the narrative?
(a) Titles.
(b) Hair colors.
(c) Accents.
(d) Names.

3. Where is Ifemelu living in the beginning of Chapter 20?
(a) Manhattan.
(b) Philadelphia.
(c) Baltimore.
(d) Princeton.

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

5. Where is Blaine's home located in Chapter 1?
(a) New Haven.
(b) Boston.
(c) Harlem.
(d) Princeton.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who takes Ifemelu aside and talks to her about safe sex in Chapter 5?

2. What language does Nicholas speak at home with his children in Chapter 24?

3. Which of his friends does Obinze call first for help in getting an NI number and work when he arrives in England?

4. How many roommates does Ifemelu have at her new apartment in Chapter 12?

5. What is the name of Nicholas's wife?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the theme of identity addressed through symbolism in Chapter 1?

3. How are Ifemelu's perceptions of Princeton, New Jersey, described in Chapter 1?

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

5. What symbolism and themes are explored when Ifemelu cuts off her hair in the narrative?

6. How have both Obinze and Ifemelu been forced to rely on others for help in their experiences abroad?

7. What is significant about Ginika's response to Ifemelu regarding the white and black salespeople at the dress shop in Part 2?

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

9. What does Dike know about his family and his history in Part 2? How is this information influential on his character?

10. Who does Obinze work for at a warehouse in London? How is he treated at this job?

(see the answer keys)

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