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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. The thief asks Jonathan, what we gonna do "____."
2. What or who came immediately after the cry of alarm?
3. After hearing the offer of the smaller amount of money the thief says it is time to ___.
4. After the cry of alarm was over, what did the thief offer to do?
5. When Jonathan tries to negotiate what does the thief leader threaten to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is at the door and what do they want?
2. Why does Jonathan refuse the leader thief's mocking offer?
3. Who do the thieves call to help the family?
4. Why do the men with the thief leader disagree with him?
5. How does the thieves' leader describe his and his men's intentions?
6. After going to bed, what happens before Jonathan is suddenly awakened?
7. Why is the family even more frightened after the thieves call for help?
8. Who is awake with Jonathan?
9. What does Jonathan do or say to convince the thief he does not have the amount of the requested ransom?
10. How does the thief's concept of civil peace affect the Iwegbu family?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explain how this story deals with the presence of an unstable government and how this affects the people in the story.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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