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. Why is Rufus so popular?

2. How do the people from the great rivers travel to the market?

3. What kind of snake does the author compare the road to?

4. Where did the wizards live in the story Chike liked to read?

5. For what reason does Nnaemeka give his father for not wanting to marry Ugoye?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Nnaemeka's father think Ugoye is the perfect match for his son?

2. How does Julius become foul of Kitipka?

3. How does Chike anger his friend's mother?

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

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

6. How will Akueke's life change now she is livng with her grandfather?

7. Why is Ibe such a popular politician?

8. Why do Akueke's brothers want to kill her?

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

10. What do Nwibe's two wives argue about in this section?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why has Achebe chosen to tell the story from Mike's point of view? How would the story change if it was told from the Cletus's point of view?

Essay Topic 2

What picture do the stories paint of everyday Nigerian life? What was the typical family like? What do they do during both the day and the night? Imagine you are a Nigerian growing up in these times and write a typical day in your life.

Essay Topic 3

What role does the author suggest money plays in Nigerian life? What problems is money causing within Nigerian society?

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