Girls at War, and Other Stories 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 kind of campaign do Ibe's stalwarts conduct at night?

2. What kind of village did Julius come from?

3. What is the title of the second story in this section?

4. What does the Diviner say Elizabeth's ancestors must be appeased with?

5. What marks a change in seasons?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Nwibe run after the madmen?

2. How does the author compare the new religion to palm wine?

3. What does Nnaemeke's remember about Ugoye?

4. How do the village initially react to Nnaemeka's marriage?

5. How does Nnameka's father's attitude change at the end of the story?

6. What is Rufus' job with Ibe's party?

7. How different has Nene's life been to her husband's?

8. Describe Akueke's family life?

9. What are Julius's duties as clerk?

10. Why is the market place called Nwko?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the stories and helps to express character and theme.

1. Setting

2. Point of view

3. Structure

4. Language

Essay Topic 2

What war did Nigeria fight in the book? What effect did the war have in their country?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the books reception in three different countries including the country the book was written. How do their opinions about the books differ? Was the book more influential in one country than another? If so, why?

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