|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Ikem imply about charity work while addressing the charitable Rotary Club several months before?
(a) It is actually quite unnecessary.
(b) It is vital to the future of the nation.
(c) It serves to make the privileged feel good about themselves.
(d) It is the only type of work that is truly worth doing.
2. Where does Ikem go to make a speech in Chapter 12?
(a) To the American Embassy.
(b) To the University of Bassa.
(c) To the Presidential Palace.
(d) To Abazon.
3. How does Chris die?
(a) He is shot while saving a girl from being raped by a police officer.
(b) An old man identifies him as the Commissioner for Information, and he is shot by police for the reward.
(c) He stumbles in the road and is hit by a bus.
(d) He dies of a combination of shock and heatstroke after learning of the coup.
4. The visitors call Ikem "oga." What do you guess is the meaning of that word?
(b) Writer or storyteller.
(c) Important man.
5. According to the poem at the beginning of Chapter 10, what is Africa?
(a) A back trembling with red scars.
(b) A young tree.
(c) A whipped slave.
(d) An impetuous son.
6. What is the worst failure of government, according to Ikem?
(a) The massive and pervasive corruption.
(b) Subservience to foreign manipulation.
(c) The reliance on capitalism.
(d) The failure to connect with the poor and dispossessed.
7. What is the meaning of Amaechina, the name of Elewa and Ikem's baby girl?
(a) A woman is also something.
(b) The remnant shall return.
(c) A new hope is born.
(d) May the path never close.
8. In what has Ikem lost his faith?
(b) The monarchy.
(c) Public affairs.
(d) The art of journalism.
9. Who is Braimoh?
(a) A priest.
(b) Chris's former government aide.
(c) A taxi driver.
(d) A student union leader.
10. To what does Chris compare himself, Ikem, and the President?
(a) Three green saplings about to be chopped for firewood.
(b) Three green peacocks strutting proudly.
(c) Three green beetles singing.
(d) Three green bottles on a shelf.
11. What has Ikem done in the past with his writing, according to the visitors?
(a) Forced the City Council to clean up the city.
(b) Stirred up trouble.
(c) Helped campaign for newer, safer roads.
(d) Pressured the President to change his mind on important issues.
12. What is revealed about Elewa in Chapter 13?
(a) She is actually a spy for the secret police.
(b) She is pregnant with Ikem's baby.
(c) She also participated in the plot to overthrow the President.
(d) She wrote the letter incriminating Ikem.
13. What do the visitors say they have heard about Ikem?
(a) He fights for the small people.
(b) He has caused a traffic accident.
(c) He stays home, drinks cold beer, and forgets about the people.
(d) He is plotting against the President.
14. What happens to the President?
(a) He was kidnapped by "unknown persons" and is presumed dead.
(b) He fled to England.
(c) He was kidnapped, tortured, shot, and buried in the bush.
(d) He committed suicide when he learned the coup was imminent.
15. What does Elewa say about Ikem's car?
(a) It makes her ashamed.
(b) It is dangerous to drive.
(c) It isn't flashy, but it's dependable.
(d) She is proud to be seen in it.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the meaning of the phrase "Ife onye metalu," painted on the front of the bus?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 16, where is Chris planning to travel?
3. What other piece of false information is given by the newspaper about Chris?
4. Why is the President angry when he meets with Chris in Chapter 11?
5. What typically happens at police and army checkpoints?
This section contains 712 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)