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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where has Ifelemu slept for three nights in the beginning of Chapter 43?
2. With whom does Ifemelu go to stay when Blaine stops talking to her in Chapter 38?
3. What is Ifemelu's impression of Lagos immediately after her return?
4. What is Ifemelu's response when she is asked what she thinks of Obama at the party in Chapter 36?
5. How is Ifemelu labeled after her first diversity conference?
Short Essay Questions
1. What history do Obinze and Emenike have? What connects these characters?
2. What is symbolized by Ifemely's invitation for Dike to visit her in Nigeria?
3. What does the bookstore symbolize in Chapter 27?
4. How are the concepts of race and class in England and America compared in the narrative?
5. What connection does Ifemelu reach with Aisha in Chapter 41? What does this foreshadow?
6. How is the motif of accents addressed by Ranyinudo in Part 7?
7. How is Esther described in the narrative? What other characters in the novel does Esther resemble?
8. How is Obinze affected by his conversation with the woman at the bookstore in Chapter 27?
9. What argument do Ifemelu and Curt have regarding women's magazines in Part 4?
10. How is the theme of identity connected to Ifelemu's relationship with Blaine?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What leads up to Dike’s suicide attempt? How does Ifemelu perceive Dike’s suicide attempt and the causes behind it? Do you agree with Ifemelu’s observations? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss Ifemelu’s blog that she creates after returning to Nigeria. What is the name of the blog? What subjects and themes are addressed in the blog? How does this blog differ from the one Ifemelu created in America?
Essay Topic 3
What propels Ifemelu’s decision to return to Nigeria? How do Americans in the narrative respond when they learn that Ifemelu is returning to her home country? Why? How does Ifemelu feel about her decision?
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