Civil Peace Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is this lead character's last name?

2. Where did Jonathan collect what he needed to repair his house?

3. How many sheets were missing from the roof?

4. Where did Jonathan's taxi go?

5. During the war, who requested Jonathan's bicycle for "urgent" action?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has happened to Jonathan's town because of the civil war?

2. Who survives with Jonathan and what does he consider this to be?

3. Why is "egg-rasher" being issued?

4. What does Jonathan's home mean to him and his family?

5. Would Jonathan be considered an entrepreneur? Why or why not?

6. What could Jonathan's home and the destroyed concrete edifice symbolize about how the civil war impacted Nigeria and Biafra?

7. How does the Iwegbu family behavior show their ability to adapt and survive?

8. How do the Iwegbu family make money after moving back home?

9. What does Jonathan do after acquiring building materials?

10. Who uses Jonathan's new service?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Based on the exchange of Biafran and Nigerian pounds in the story, discuss how the civil war affected both currencies and how this affected Jonathan and the other civil war survivors.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how this story deals with the presence of an unstable government and how this affects the people in the story.

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