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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. According to Ikem, which is the biggest single group of oppressed people in the world?
(a) Black people.
(b) Women.
(c) Rural peasants.
(d) Urban poor.

2. What is the position held by Christopher Oriko?
(a) Editor of the National Gazette.
(b) Commissioner for Education.
(c) Commissioner for Information.
(d) Director of the State Research Council (SRC).

3. In their conversation near the end of Chapter 8, what does Beatrice urge Chris to do?
(a) Apologize to the President on her behalf.
(b) Run away with her to Europe.
(c) Work to patch things up with Ikem and help protect him.
(d) Distance himself from Ikem, who is in the President's disfavor.

4. In Chapter 3, who does Ikem say must be overthrown?
(a) The wild Sun of April.
(b) The Messenger of the Creator.
(c) The Brigadier of Misfortune.
(d) The King of Misinformation.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chris, which of the following describes Ikem?

2. What happens when Ikem goes to complain about the police constable's conduct?

3. Why is Ikem Osodi's girlfriend, Elewa, angry with him in Chapter 4?

4. Where is Beatrice educated?

5. What does the President wish to be called?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the relationship between the President and his ministers of government, as revealed in Chapter 1.

2. Describe the case of Mad Medico and Dr. Ofe. Why does the President's response to the crisis give Ikem hope?

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

4. In what ways is the naming ceremony untraditional?

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

6. Why is Chris's death ironic, considering the news the group has just heard?

7. Why is Mad Medico deported?

8. What do the cab drivers think of Ikem?

9. Why do the Abazon leaders fail to support the President's bid to become dictator-for-life, and what does the President do in response to their lack of support?

10. 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?

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