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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which best describes Ikem's apparent attitude toward women, as explained by Chris in Chapter 5?
(a) They are beneath men and should be treated as such.
(b) They should be held on a pedestal and treated like princesses.
(c) They are the equals of men, according to his Marxist philosophy.
(d) They are there only to comfort him, but are not good intellectual partners.

2. What does Mad Medico once do for the President while they are both in England?
(a) Found him a girlfriend.
(b) Nursed him through a long illness.
(c) Lent him some money.
(d) Introduced him to some powerful people.

3. In their conversation near the end of Chapter 8, what does Beatrice urge Chris to do?
(a) Run away with her to Europe.
(b) Work to patch things up with Ikem and help protect him.
(c) Distance himself from Ikem, who is in the President's disfavor.
(d) Apologize to the President on her behalf.

4. What is the former career of Professor Okong, the Commissioner for Home Affairs?
(a) Newspaper editor.
(b) Army officer.
(c) Lawyer.
(d) Baptist minister.

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

6. What, according to Ikem, is the enemy of art?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Orthodoxy.
(d) Apathy.

7. What does Chris's girlfriend study at the university?
(a) Political philosophy.
(b) Chinese and Japanese.
(c) English.
(d) Economics.

8. What does the President do to punish the people from Abazon?
(a) He discontinued foreign aid to the territory.
(b) He sent a military force in to police the territory.
(c) He filled in the wells that were being dug on Abazon territory.
(d) He refused to allow medical personnel and supplies to enter the region.

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

10. What does Beatrice criticize about Ikem's philosophy?
(a) He is classist against poor people and peasants.
(b) He fails to include women in his political vision.
(c) He considers black people superior to white Europeans.
(d) He considers black people inferior to white Europeans.

11. What is the meaning of NTBB?
(a) No Treatment Before Billing.
(b) National Telecommunications Bureau of Bassa.
(c) Not To Be Broadcast.
(d) National Trust Bank of Bassa.

12. What does the President say is true of all African chiefs?
(a) They can never trust anyone.
(b) They are greedy.
(c) They are polygamists.
(d) They are dictators.

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

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

15. What does Chris say the modern leaders of Africa must be like in order to build up their nations?
(a) Medieval tyrants.
(b) Democratically-elected Prime Ministers.
(c) Bloody reformists.
(d) Marxist crusaders.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to legend, what happens in times past when the people of Abazon suffer?

2. What is Lou Cranford's attitude toward the President and his staff?

3. Who is the President warned may be plotting against him?

4. To what does Ikem compose a hymn?

5. What is the name of Chris's girlfriend?

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