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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the meaning of Amaechina, the name of Elewa and Ikem's baby girl?
2. Who comes unexpectedly to see Ikem at his home in Chapter 10?
3. Who will make the journey with Chris?
4. What does the national newspaper report about Ikem the following day?
5. Who names Elewa's baby?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Discuss the idea of storytelling as a powerful tool. 1) Why, according to the Abazon elder, is the story of the battle more important than the battle itself? 2) Why, according to Ikem, are storytellers the enemies of tyrants? 3) How do Ikem's stories threaten the President? What change is he able to effect through them?
Essay Topic 2Write an essay about lies and dishonesty in Anthills of the Savannah. 1) What lies are told to the Abazonians regarding the President's bid to become dictator-for-life, as told by the Abazon elder in Chapter 9? 2) What lies are told about Ikem and the circumstances surrounding his death? 3) What lies are told about the President's disappearance?
Essay Topic 3The President, Sam, is not presented as a one-dimensional tyrant. Rather, he is a complex character with many positive and negative qualities. Write an essay exploring the development of this complex character. 1) What picture do we get of the President in Chapter 1? What are the negative traits of the President? What does Chris admit is a positive trait? 2) What insight do we gain about the President from his point of view in Chapter 2? 3) What is Sam like as a younger man, according to Mad Medico? 4) How, according to Ikem, does Sam change after coming to power? In what sense is he like an actor playing a part?
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