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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the job of Ikem's prospective mother-in-law (Elewa's mother)?
(a) She is a union leader.
(b) She is a market-woman who sells cloth.
(c) She is a peasant.
(d) She is a professor at the university.
2. Who comes unexpectedly to see Ikem at his home in Chapter 10?
(a) People from the Abazon delegation.
(b) Taxi drivers.
(c) A group of peasants.
(d) Members of the Secret Police.
3. The visitors call Ikem "oga." What do you guess is the meaning of that word?
(a) Writer or storyteller.
(c) Important man.
4. According to Ikem, who poses a threat to leadership?
(c) The poor and dispossessed.
5. What does Chris ask for at a restaurant that he cannot get?
(c) Clean water.
(d) Fresh vegetables.
6. 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) The people must commit themselves to charitable work in order to help the poor.
(c) Writers should not simply document social problems, but must propose solutions.
(d) Democracy cannot work until the workers and students rid themselves of corruption.
7. What does Chris want to do?
(a) Suspend Ikem.
(b) Discuss the issue with Ikem first.
(c) Give Beatrice another chance.
8. Which of the following best describes Ikem's speeches?
(a) They can be shocking and even offensive to their listeners.
(b) They are serious speeches with little or no humor.
(c) They make listeners feel good about themselves and their land.
(d) They are not typically controversial.
9. What shocking news do the travelers hear toward the end of Chapter 17?
(a) The national government has been overthrown in a coup d'etat.
(b) The President has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom.
(c) The President has been shot dead in a coup d'etat.
(d) The President has officially pardoned Chris and he is free to return to Bassa.
10. In Chapter 11, what does the President demand Chris do?
(a) Resign immediately as Commissioner of Information.
(b) Break things off with Beatrice, who has insulted the President.
(c) Suspend Ikem from his job as editor of the National Gazette.
(d) Spy on Ikem for him.
11. What happens to Ikem Osodi?
(a) He is tortured and killed by government agents.
(b) He commits suicide.
(c) He is publicly executed.
(d) He is shot by the secret police.
12. What happens to the President?
(a) He committed suicide when he learned the coup was imminent.
(b) He fled to England.
(c) He was kidnapped by "unknown persons" and is presumed dead.
(d) He was kidnapped, tortured, shot, and buried in the bush.
13. Which of the following does Beatrice realize about her servant, Agatha?
(a) She is totally incompetent, but Beatrice loves her anyway.
(b) She pretends to be kind, but is really wicked and cruel.
(c) She is religious, but has no sense of charity.
(d) Although she worships "primitive" gods, she is not a primitive person.
14. How many people are present to hear the speech?
(a) Only about 100.
(b) Over 2000.
(c) About 500.
(d) Over 5000.
15. What ceremony is Beatrice planning to hold in her apartment at the beginning of Chapter 18?
(a) A welcoming ceremony for the new government of Kangan.
(b) A funeral ceremony in memory of Chris and Ikem.
(c) A naming ceremony for Elewa's baby girl.
(d) A wedding ceremony for Emmanuel and Adamma.
Short Answer Questions
1. To what does Chris compare himself, Ikem, and the President?
2. Who is prepared to go on strike to support Chris and protest Ikem's death?
3. What does Chris realize at the end of Chapter 15?
4. What has Ikem done in the past with his writing, according to the visitors?
5. What message does Beatrice receive from an anonymous caller at the beginning of Chapter 14?
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