Civil Peace Test | Final 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 cooking on the open fire?

2. After the thief leader's suggestion Jonathan thought he heard more ____.

3. Who first raised an alarm cry for help?

4. Who helped the thief do what he offered?

5. What does the thief at the door tell the family he wants them to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. After going to bed, what happens before Jonathan is suddenly awakened?

2. How does Achebe show possible military corruption in the story when the thief is offering to call for help on behalf of the Iwegbu family?

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

4. What happens once the Iwegbu family knows who is at their door?

5. What does Jonathan realize as he prepares to negotiate with the leader thief?

6. What does Jonathan offer the thief and how does the thief leader and his men respond?

7. Who is at the door and what do they want?

8. Who do the thieves call to help the family?

9. What do the thieves ask for, and what do they say they will do if they don't get it?

10. Why does Jonathan refuse the leader thief's mocking offer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jonathan's neighbors do not come to his aid against the thieves in the pre-dawn hours yet they are at his home at first light, watching. Why is Jonathan so accepting of his neighbors not coming to help against the thieves? What do his neighbors find him doing?

Essay Topic 2

Jonathan's greatest miracle is his family's survival of the civil war. He holds them most dear, above even his buried bicycle and his still standing home. How does his behavior during the conflict with the thieves and immediately after the conflict support or reinforce his high value of his family.

Essay Topic 3

What is "egg-rasher?" What does it signify to those receiving it? to Jonathan? to the government issuing it?

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