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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is drinking with Mad Medico at the beginning of Chapter 5?
(a) Chris Oriko.
(b) Ikem and Chris Oriko.
(c) Ikem.
(d) No one.

3. What happens when Ikem goes to complain about the police constable's conduct?
(a) He is threatened.
(b) He is jailed.
(c) The officer who detained him is reprimanded severely.
(d) The officer who detained him denies ever seeing him before.

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

5. 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.

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

7. Which major character is from Abazon?
(a) The President himself.
(b) Ikem Osodi.
(c) Chris Oriko.
(d) Professor Okong.

8. Who is Idemili?
(a) Daughter of the Moon.
(b) Daughter of the Sun.
(c) The Goddess of Love.
(d) The Goddess of War.

9. Who disapproves of Beatrice's being physically intimate with Chris while the two are not married?
(a) Elewa.
(b) Beatrice's sister.
(c) Beatrice's mother.
(d) Beatrice's maid, Agatha.

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

11. Which province is asking for the President's help?
(a) Amazon.
(b) Bassa.
(c) Abazon.
(d) Kangan.

12. Which best describes the religion practiced by Agatha?
(a) Animism, or spirit worship.
(b) Ancestor worship.
(c) She is an evangelical Christian.
(d) She is a devout Muslim.

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

14. What is Lou Cranford's attitude toward the President and his staff?
(a) Shy and a little fearful.
(b) Admiring to the point of being worshipful.
(c) Polite and formal.
(d) Familiar and domineering.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a crime problem in the city now, much feared by Elewa?

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

3. On what pretext does a police constable detain Ikem as he leaves the meeting at the end of Chapter 9?

4. What is the main message of the hymn written by Ikem?

5. 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?

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