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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What type of government is proposed by one of the audience members?
(a) A theocratic dictatorship guided by the principles of Islam.
(b) An oligarchy led by the educated people of the nation.
(c) A Western-style democracy led by the middle class, or bourgeoisie.
(d) A democratic dictatorship led by the working class, or proletariat.
2. To what does Chris compare himself, Ikem, and the President?
(a) Three green beetles singing.
(b) Three green bottles on a shelf.
(c) Three green saplings about to be chopped for firewood.
(d) Three green peacocks strutting proudly.
3. What is the job of Ikem's prospective mother-in-law (Elewa's mother)?
(a) She is a peasant.
(b) She is a union leader.
(c) She is a professor at the university.
(d) She is a market-woman who sells cloth.
4. Which of the following best describes Ikem's speeches?
(a) They are not typically controversial.
(b) They are serious speeches with little or no humor.
(c) They make listeners feel good about themselves and their land.
(d) They can be shocking and even offensive to their listeners.
5. How does Chris die?
(a) He dies of a combination of shock and heatstroke after learning of the coup.
(b) He stumbles in the road and is hit by a bus.
(c) An old man identifies him as the Commissioner for Information, and he is shot by police for the reward.
(d) He is shot while saving a girl from being raped by a police officer.
6. What does Chris's death teach Emmanuel?
(a) That life is short and must be savored.
(b) That the world is a cruel place.
(c) That it is possible to die with dignity.
(d) That death is something to be laughed at, not feared.
7. When the men show up unexpectedly at Ikem's house in Chapter 10, how do they greet Ikem?
(a) In a friendly but insincere way.
(b) With smiles.
(d) With scowls.
8. What makes Chris smile as he dies?
(a) He smiled as he thought of Beatrice, his one true love.
(b) He was smiling at the irony of how the three once-proud friends had fallen.
(c) He was smiling as he remembered the innocence of the past.
(d) He smiled because the President was dead and Kangan would be free again.
9. According to the poem at the beginning of Chapter 10, what is Africa?
(a) A whipped slave.
(b) A back trembling with red scars.
(c) An impetuous son.
(d) A young tree.
10. What shocking news do the travelers hear toward the end of Chapter 17?
(a) The President has been shot dead in a coup d'etat.
(b) The national government has been overthrown in a coup d'etat.
(c) The President has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.
(d) The President has officially pardoned Chris and he is free to return to Bassa.
11. What do people call the type of bus Chris and his companions take?
12. What common convenience can the poor people Chris is staying with not afford?
(a) Bug spray.
(c) A stove to heat water.
13. Who do political leaders always claim to be working for, according to Ikem?
(c) The people.
(d) Big business.
14. What do the men who visit Ikem want from him?
(a) To warn that his life may be in danger.
(b) They threaten him with death if he continues his crusade.
(c) To apologize for causing him trouble in traffic.
(d) To say he should write an article about Abazon.
15. What should political leaders NOT do, according to Ikem?
(a) They can do anything they like.
(b) Mingle with the poor or make friends with poor and low-class people.
(c) Pretend to be like the poor by wearing aged jeans.
(d) Drive luxury cars or otherwise show off their wealth.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ikem imply about charity work while addressing the charitable Rotary Club several months before?
2. What does Ikem say when asked about plans to put the President's image on the national currency?
3. Who does Ikem liken himself to at the beginning of Chapter 11?
4. What shocking news is given over the radio at the end of Chapter 11?
5. What is the worst failure of government, according to Ikem?
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