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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years of civil war did Jonathan and his family survive?

2. What was peeping from the shoes of the person demanding Jonathan's bicycle?

3. What mismatched item was the person demanding the bicycle wearing?

4. What did Jonathan find still standing in his neighborhood?

5. What had become a "mountain of rubble" two houses down?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jonathan again feel so lucky after visiting the closed offices of his employer?

2. How has the value of the Biafran pound changed from Paragraph 2 to Paragraph 3?

3. Why do the men with the thief leader disagree with him?

4. Why is the Iwegbu family already in a normal routine instead of lamenting their loss?

5. In Paragraph 2, how did Maria get extra food for the family?

6. How does Jonathan's speech more exhibit civil peace than the thief leader's idea of civil peace?

7. Where did the money that Jonathan used to bribe the soldier come from?

8. How does the thieves' leader describe his and his men's intentions?

9. What causes Jonathan to wake so suddenly?

10. What is significant about Jonathan's eldest being up and about at first light?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jonathan sees his ex-miner co-workers outside the closed Coal Corporation offices and feels he has yet another miracle. What is the miracle and why does he feel it is a miracle?

Essay Topic 2

Achebe presents several themes in this story. How does the Iwegbu family embody each of these specific themes: survival, family cohesiveness, and resourcefulness?

Essay Topic 3

Achebe advocated for the fallen Biafran Republic and eventually left Nigeria for Europe to keep from being imprisoned by the Nigerian government. In Civil Peace, during and beyond the war, there are hints of the Nigerian government doing what it can to stamp out the rebels, their money, and their authority. What are some instances of this from the story? Discuss these issues surrounding the instability of the Nigerian government and the Biafran Republic as told through Civil Peace.

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