Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many people are present to hear the speech?
2. What should political leaders NOT do, according to Ikem?
3. What does Ikem imply about charity work while addressing the charitable Rotary Club several months before?
4. What has Ikem done in the past with his writing, according to the visitors?
5. What does Ikem say when asked about plans to put the President's image on the national currency?
A theme in the novel is the conflict between modern and traditional African cultures. Explore this conflict or dichotomy, considering the following questions:
1) How is modern culture contrasted with the traditional one in Chapter 3 as we go from a scene in traffic to a very mythical story of "Hymn to the Sun"?
2) Beatrice does not know much about traditional culture and is ignorant of myths such as the rather feminist story of Idemili. Why is this a bad thing?
3) What wisdom is possessed by the Abazon elders and how is this contrasted with the wisdom, or lack thereof, in the university group Ikem speaks to?
4) In what sense does Beatrice seem to have two people inside her--the prophetess and the modern, educated woman?
5) How do traditional and modern clash in the baby-naming ceremony in Chapter 18, and how is the conflict resolved?
Write an essay about the use of West African Pidgin dialect in the dialogue.
1) Who uses the dialect? Why do some characters use it all the time while others switch back and forth?
2) What attitude is shown toward the dialect by various characters? For instance, consider how Ikem talks "deliberately over the head" of Elewa, and how Emmanuel speaks Pidgin to Adamma on the bus.
According to The New York Review of Books, the novel Anthills of the Savannah "has wonderful satiric moments and resounds with big African laughter." Write an essay discussing the humor in the novel.
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