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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. What does the President wish to be called?
(a) By his Christian name, Sam.
(b) Major-General.
(c) Kabisa, or "King."
(d) Your Excellency.

2. What does the President do to punish the people from Abazon?
(a) He sent a military force in to police the territory.
(b) He filled in the wells that were being dug on Abazon territory.
(c) He discontinued foreign aid to the territory.
(d) He refused to allow medical personnel and supplies to enter the region.

3. Which best describes the Commissioners' attitude toward the President as shown throughout Chapter 1?
(a) Hatred.
(b) Fear.
(c) Respect.
(d) Worship.

4. What is the meaning of Beatrice's given name, Nwanyibuife?
(a) A female is nothing.
(b) African warrior.
(c) African beauty.
(d) A female is also something.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The fight between the President and the people of Abazon is likened to the struggle between which two animals?

2. What does Chris say the President is becoming?

3. Where is Sam educated?

4. What does the powerful man have, according to the expression used by the Abazon elder?

5. How does Beatrice feel about Ikem?

Short Essay Questions

1. What message about women is portrayed in the African folk tale about why the sky is far away from the earth?

2. Describe Mad Medico's relationship to the President and his attitude toward him.

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

4. Describe Professor Okong.

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

6. What do the cab drivers think of Ikem?

7. What does Beatrice help Ikem to realize about women?

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

9. Why is Elewa angry with Ikem? Do you think she has a right to be angry?

10. Compare Beatrice's religious attitudes with those of her maid, Agatha.

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