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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do Chris Oriko and the President first meet?
(a) They were in the military together.
(b) They were schoolmates at the age of 13 or 14.
(c) They met at university in England.
(d) They grew up in the same small village.

2. Which province is asking for the President's help?
(a) Amazon.
(b) Abazon.
(c) Kangan.
(d) Bassa.

3. What is the SRC?
(a) A team of reporters from abroad.
(b) The committee in charge of propaganda.
(c) The secret police.
(d) The national military.

4. What does Mad Medico once do for the President while they are both in England?
(a) Introduced him to some powerful people.
(b) Found him a girlfriend.
(c) Lent him some money.
(d) Nursed him through a long illness.

5. What is Mad Medico's job?
(a) Malpractice lawyer.
(b) The President's personal physician.
(c) Hospital administrator.
(d) Surgeon general.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the President do to punish the people from Abazon?

2. Who is Lou Cranford?

3. What does the President claim to be?

4. What is the name of the school attended by the President and Chris Oriko?

5. Who is Idemili?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the "Sun of April" represent in Ikem's allegory, and what does the allegory imply about the state of affairs in Kangan?

2. What is meant by the "Desdemona complex," and how does it apply to the President's behavior at the party?

3. Who is Idemili and what does the folk tale about her convey about female power?

4. How, according to Ikem, do working-class people expect their leaders to live?

5. What is happening outside the Presidential Palace in Chapter 1?

6. Why is Beatrice angry with Chris? Does she have a right to be angry?

7. What does their stay at Braimoh's house teach Chris and Beatrice about the way the poor live?

8. What is the subject of Ikem's editorial "Hymn to the Sun"? What point is he trying to make with it?

9. The Abazon elder asks what is most important in a war--the battle-drum, the waging of the war, or the story afterwards. Tell which he thinks is most important, and why. What is the point of his analogy?

10. What does Ikem mean when he says it is a writer's job to give headaches and not prescriptions? Do you agree with this statement?

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