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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following does Beatrice realize about her servant, Agatha?
(a) Although she worships "primitive" gods, she is not a primitive person.
(b) She is totally incompetent, but Beatrice loves her anyway.
(c) She pretends to be kind, but is really wicked and cruel.
(d) She is religious, but has no sense of charity.
2. Where does Ikem go to make a speech in Chapter 12?
(a) To the Presidential Palace.
(b) To the University of Bassa.
(c) To Abazon.
(d) To the American Embassy.
3. What is the job of Ikem's prospective mother-in-law (Elewa's mother)?
(a) She is a union leader.
(b) She is a professor at the university.
(c) She is a peasant.
(d) She is a market-woman who sells cloth.
4. What shocking news is given over the radio at the end of Chapter 11?
(a) The leaders from Abazon have mysteriously disappeared--likely kidnapped by the SRC.
(b) Ikem has been sacked from his job.
(c) The six leaders from Abazon are under arrest for staging an illegal protest.
(d) The President is ill and is in the hospital.
5. At the beginning of Chapter 16, where is Chris planning to travel?
(a) To guerrilla camps in the mountains.
(b) To the province of Abazon.
(c) To the sea coast in the west, where he can catch a boat to America.
(d) To London.
6. How does Chris die?
(a) He stumbles in the road and is hit by a bus.
(b) He is shot while saving a girl from being raped by a police officer.
(c) He dies of a combination of shock and heatstroke after learning of the coup.
(d) An old man identifies him as the Commissioner for Information, and he is shot by police for the reward.
7. What is Ikem's opinion of worker leaders and students?
(a) They represent the good of the common people.
(b) They are "ordinary riff-raffs."
(c) They are corrupt.
(d) They hold no power.
8. What does Chris want to do?
(a) Give Beatrice another chance.
(b) Discuss the issue with Ikem first.
(d) Suspend Ikem.
9. What type of government is proposed by one of the audience members?
(a) An oligarchy led by the educated people of the nation.
(b) A theocratic dictatorship guided by the principles of Islam.
(c) A democratic dictatorship led by the working class, or proletariat.
(d) A Western-style democracy led by the middle class, or bourgeoisie.
10. Who is Braimoh?
(a) A priest.
(b) A student union leader.
(c) Chris's former government aide.
(d) A taxi driver.
11. In which direction is Chris traveling in Chapter 17?
12. What is a main point of Ikem's speech?
(a) The country must not be run by the elite, but by the common people.
(b) Democracy cannot work until the workers and students rid themselves of corruption.
(c) The people must commit themselves to charitable work in order to help the poor.
(d) Writers should not simply document social problems, but must propose solutions.
13. What will Africa eventually have, according to the poem at the beginning of Chapter 10?
14. According to Professor Okong, why has the President been upset with both Chris and Ikem for the past two years?
(a) They did not help ensure his election as President for life.
(b) He thinks they have been working behind his back to have him overthrown.
(c) They have been leaking information about him to the foreign press.
(d) He is still bitter about the way they gossiped about his English girlfriend.
15. What does Elewa say about Ikem's car?
(a) It isn't flashy, but it's dependable.
(b) It is dangerous to drive.
(c) She is proud to be seen in it.
(d) It makes her ashamed.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ikem say is the title of his speech?
2. Who is Ikem preparing to see in Chapter 10?
3. According to the poem at the beginning of Chapter 10, what is Africa?
4. What does the national newspaper report about Ikem the following day?
5. Who do political leaders always claim to be working for, according to Ikem?
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