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. In his attempt to negotiate, how does Jonathan address the thief and his men?

2. What money does Jonathan offer to the thief instead of the demanded amount?

3. Who does Jonathan call as a witness that he does not have the money the thief leader demands?

4. Jonathan kept the box near him on a ___.

5. The thief told Jonathan he tried to help, but everyone was ____.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Jonathan do or say to convince the thief he does not have the amount of the requested ransom?

4. How does the leader of the theives exercise his authority with his men?

5. What is Jonathan's attitude toward his neighbors in the light of day after the robbery?

6. Who comes to Jonathan's home at first light and what do they see?

7. Why is the family even more frightened after the thieves call for help?

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

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

10. How do you know about what time it is when Jonathan falls asleep?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a protagonist? What makes Jonathan the protagonist of this story? Cite details from the story to support responses.

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

Achebe fictionalized what happened in civil war torn Nigeria after the late 1960s. He has posited that it is the African writer's duty to accurately tell the stories of his people. How is this belief reflected in Civil Peace?

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