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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. At the beginning of Chapter 16, where is Chris planning to travel?
(a) To the province of Abazon.
(b) To London.
(c) To the sea coast in the west, where he can catch a boat to America.
(d) To guerrilla camps in the mountains.
2. Who is Emmanuel?
(a) A student union leader.
(b) Chris's former government aide.
(c) The person who arranged for him to take a flight to London.
(d) A taxi driver.
3. 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) A young tree.
(d) An impetuous son.
4. What difficulty do Beatrice and Chris encounter on their last night together?
(a) They lie awake fearing they will be found out by security forces.
(b) They wake Braimoh's children with their love-making.
(c) They must sleep on the floor, as there is no bed.
(d) The tent is filled with mosquitoes.
5. How many people are present to hear the speech?
(a) Over 2000.
(b) Over 5000.
(c) About 500.
(d) Only about 100.
6. What is Ikem's opinion of worker leaders and students?
(a) They are corrupt.
(b) They are "ordinary riff-raffs."
(c) They hold no power.
(d) They represent the good of the common people.
7. What do people call the type of bus Chris and his companions take?
8. In Chapter 11, what does the President demand Chris do?
(a) Suspend Ikem from his job as editor of the National Gazette.
(b) Break things off with Beatrice, who has insulted the President.
(c) Resign immediately as Commissioner of Information.
(d) Spy on Ikem for him.
9. 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) Writers should not simply document social problems, but must propose solutions.
(c) The people must commit themselves to charitable work in order to help the poor.
(d) Democracy cannot work until the workers and students rid themselves of corruption.
10. The visitors call Ikem "oga." What do you guess is the meaning of that word?
(a) Important man.
(d) Writer or storyteller.
11. How does the landscape change as the bus continues on its journey?
(a) It changes from flat plains to rugged mountains.
(b) It changes from flat plains to rolling hills and valleys.
(c) It changes from arid desert to lush rainforest.
(d) It changes from rainforest to increasingly dry grassland.
12. Who is Ikem preparing to see in Chapter 10?
(b) Mad Medico.
(c) The President.
13. According to Ikem, who poses a threat to leadership?
(c) The poor and dispossessed.
14. What has Ikem done in the past with his writing, according to the visitors?
(a) Pressured the President to change his mind on important issues.
(b) Helped campaign for newer, safer roads.
(c) Stirred up trouble.
(d) Forced the City Council to clean up the city.
15. What does Chris find when he goes to Ikem's apartment?
(a) Ikem's flat is in a shambles.
(b) A letter Ikem wrote to the editor of the Gazette.
(c) Ikem's body, along with a suicide note.
(d) Army jeeps are outside the flat.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Braimoh?
2. What does Ikem imply about charity work while addressing the charitable Rotary Club several months before?
3. What do members of the Civil Service Union say about Ikem Osodi?
4. In which direction is Chris traveling in Chapter 17?
5. What does Elewa say about Ikem's car?
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