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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 happens to Ikem on his way to the Palace in Chapter 3?
(a) He has a standoff with a taxi driver who tries to cut in front of him.
(b) He narrowly avoids a terrible accident.
(c) A taxi sideswipes him, drawing an ugly gash on his car.
(d) He is arrested by the state police.

2. What does Chris's girlfriend study at the university?
(a) English.
(b) Economics.
(c) Chinese and Japanese.
(d) Political philosophy.

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. Who must appeal to Idemili?
(a) Women who wish to bear children.
(b) A man who wishes to take on an important title.
(c) Women who wish to marry.
(d) Farmers who wish to have a good crop.

5. To which character from literature does Beatrice compare the American woman, Lou Cranford?
(a) Medusa.
(b) Aisha.
(c) Desdemona.
(d) Jezebel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the meaning of the word nneka?

2. Which is true about the Abazon elder?

3. What does Chris do that angers Ikem in Chapter 3?

4. Which major character is from Abazon?

5. Where will the dinner Beatrice attends in Chapter 6 be held?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain the story of the leopard and the tortoise. Why does the Abazon elder tell this story?

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

5. Who calls Beatrice with an anonymous tip about Chris, and what is the apparent purpose of the calls?

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

7. Explain the argument between Ikem and Chris at the beginning of Chapter 3. Who has more integrity, Ikem or Chris, and what does their argument reveal about the state of the free press in Kangan?

8. Why should the President be ashamed, according to Beatrice?

9. Why do most well-off city dwellers from Bassa never travel to the north of the country by bus?

10. Describe Professor Okong.

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