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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which is true about the Abazon elder?
(a) He is highly educated.
(b) He speaks very little.
(c) He has a soft voice, but a powerful message.
(d) He is illiterate.

2. In the hymn composed by Ikem, who is found dead in the marketplace?
(a) A prostitute.
(b) A madman.
(c) A fortune teller.
(d) All the villagers.

3. What have the Abazonians heard about Ikem?
(a) He has fought for the poor people of the nation.
(b) He has no power to help them now, as he is in disfavor with the President.
(c) He has written critical articles about the Abazon people.
(d) He is the puppet of the President.

4. To whom does the Attorney-General compare the President during their conversation near the end of Chapter 2?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Gandhi.
(c) Hitler.
(d) Jesus.

5. Where is Beatrice educated?
(a) Queen's College at the University of London.
(b) She is uneducated, but has good common sense.
(c) Yale University School of Economics.
(d) The University of Bassa in Kangan.

6. To what does Ikem compose a hymn?
(a) To his country, Kangan.
(b) To God.
(c) To the Moon.
(d) To the Sun.

7. Which best describes Sam as a young student?
(a) Idealist.
(b) Dullard.
(c) Socialite.
(d) Intellectual.

8. What is the meaning of Beatrice's given name, Nwanyibuife?
(a) African beauty.
(b) A female is nothing.
(c) African warrior.
(d) A female is also something.

9. What is one of Beatrice's nicknames?
(a) Bea.
(b) BB.
(c) Baby.
(d) Mama B.

10. Who is Lou Cranford?
(a) A girlfriend of the President.
(b) A reporter with the American United Press.
(c) A student of political science.
(d) An American diplomat.

11. Which best describes Elewa's personality?
(a) She is slow to get angry but then holds a grudge for a long time.
(b) She angers easily but cools off just as quickly.
(c) She rarely ever gets angry, so it is shocking when she does.
(d) She is constantly angry or in a bad mood.

12. At the beginning of Chapter 6, who invites Beatrice to a private dinner?
(a) Sam.
(b) Agatha.
(c) Chris.
(d) Ikem.

13. What does Sam originally want to become, before he is steered into a military career?
(a) A musician.
(b) A teacher.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) A doctor.

14. What is the meaning of the phrase uwa-t'uwa, which Beatrice used to repeat to herself as a child?
(a) Woman born of woman.
(b) World within a world.
(c) A woman is a woman.
(d) World without end.

15. In Chapter 4, the reader first learns the name of the fictional African country in which this novel is set. What is it?
(a) Bassa.
(b) Abazon.
(c) Kangan.
(d) Kabisa.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is drinking with Mad Medico at the beginning of Chapter 5?

2. Which best describes Chris's opinion of Okong?

3. Who is Mad Medico?

4. According to Ikem, which is the biggest single group of oppressed people in the world?

5. What does Chris say the President is becoming?

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