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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the hymn written by Ikem, what is happening to the world?
(a) It is drowning in a new flood.
(b) It is suffering from a terrible plague.
(c) It is burning up.
(d) It is breaking out in a terrible war.

2. What god does Beatrice worship?
(a) A pagan goddess.
(b) The unknown god.
(c) Allah.
(d) Jehovah.

3. In Chapter 3, who does Ikem say must be overthrown?
(a) The wild Sun of April.
(b) The King of Misinformation.
(c) The Brigadier of Misfortune.
(d) The Messenger of the Creator.

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

5. What does Chris say the President is becoming?
(a) Increasingly reckless.
(b) A baby monster.
(c) A ruthless dictator.
(d) A ridiculous buffoon.

6. What is Beatrice's job?
(a) She works for the Ministry of Finance.
(b) She is a literature professor.
(c) She works in a shop.
(d) She is a newspaper reporter.

7. Who is Mad Medico?
(a) The nickname of Dr. Ofe, a doctor guilty of serious malpractice.
(b) A clinically insane mental patient who staged a protest against a hospital.
(c) A foreigner who began a crusade against malpractice in the nation's hospitals.
(d) The President's personal physician, who made an attempt on the President's life.

8. What is Sam's great talent?
(a) He is basically an actor with a great sense of theater.
(b) He is an accomplished classical pianist.
(c) He is a talented military strategist.
(d) He is extremely clever at manipulating people.

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

10. What does the President wish to be called?
(a) Major-General.
(b) By his Christian name, Sam.
(c) Your Excellency.
(d) Kabisa, or "King."

11. Which is most important in a great fight, according to the Abazon elder: the sounding of the battle drum, the fierce waging of the war itself, or the telling of the story afterwards?
(a) The battle drum.
(b) The story.
(c) The fierce waging of the war itself.
(d) All are equally important.

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

13. What do the people of Abazon do to anger the President?
(a) They voted against his becoming President for life.
(b) They took over a neighboring territory, brutally murdering the inhabitants.
(c) They wanted to become an independent state.
(d) They tried to overthrow him.

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

15. According to Ikem, which is the biggest single group of oppressed people in the world?
(a) Women.
(b) Rural peasants.
(c) Black people.
(d) Urban poor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the meaning of Beatrice's given name, Nwanyibuife?

2. Which American poet does Ikem quote when he says, "Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes"?

3. How does Beatrice feel about Ikem?

4. What natural disaster has occurred in Abazon province?

5. How does Mad Medico address the President?

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