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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 is one of Beatrice's nicknames?
(a) Mama B.
(b) BB.
(c) Bea.
(d) Baby.

2. How does Mad Medico address the President?
(a) Mister President.
(b) Your Excellency.
(c) Uncle John.
(d) By his given name, Sam.

3. Which is most important in a great fight, according to the Abazon elder: the sounding of the battle drum, the fierce waging of the war itself, or the telling of the story afterwards?
(a) The battle drum.
(b) The fierce waging of the war itself.
(c) All are equally important.
(d) The story.

4. What does the Attorney-General claim the people of the nation want from the President?
(a) They want him to be president-for-life.
(b) They want an end to the political killings.
(c) They want him to step down immediately.
(d) They want him to call for national elections.

5. What does Ikem Osodi speak out against in his first crusading editorial?
(a) Public executions.
(b) Forced marriage.
(c) Punishment without trial.
(d) Military takeovers.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 6, who invites Beatrice to a private dinner?

2. What is the meaning of NTBB?

3. In the hymn composed by Ikem, who is found dead in the marketplace?

4. What is the meaning of Beatrice's given name, Nwanyibuife?

5. What is the first shrine to Idemili?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ikem urge the students to do?

2. Why does Agatha refuse to serve Elewa? What does the incident suggest about class differences in their society?

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

4. What meaning does Chris find in the inscription "What a man commits," which is painted on the back of the bus?

5. To whom are storytellers a threat, according to Ikem?

6. How does the National Gazette distort Ikem's words to make him seem guilty? What lies are told about his death?

7. Describe the male chauvinism in Beatrice's childhood home.

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

9. Why, according to the Attorney-General, might Christopher Oriko pose a threat? Does the Attorney-General seem trustworthy?

10. Explain what the President wants Okong to do about the demonstration. Why won't he meet with the delegation himself?

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