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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do Christopher and Obi eat with their fingers while at Obi's house?
(a) They do not care what they do at home even though elsewhere they observe customs.
(b) They find it tastes better and throw off the pretense that it is uncivilized.
(c) It makes them feel they are really back home.
(d) The houseboy insists that this is the way to eat the food he cooks.

2. What helps to cement a friendship between MacMillan and Obi?
(a) They reminisce about times in England.
(b) They talk about Obi's attraction to Clara.
(c) Both laugh about slipping on deck.
(d) They reminisce about old days in Lagos.

3. What is the stance of the organization's leaders toward his involvement in bribery in the UPU's discussions about Obi's case?
(a) They are ashamed that their member could have brought such disgrace upon them.
(b) They believe that Obi's lack of experience cause him to take the money personally rather than through his houseboy.
(c) They are embarrassed by the discovery that they are a party to his involvement.
(d) They see nothing wrong with bribery.

4. How is Obi subtly reminded of his debt to the UPU at the reception?
(a) The Chairman ays that the sooner Obi gets work, the sooner he can meet his obligations.
(b) The secretary speaks of the honor Obi has brought them and refers to the obligation to pay back the investment.
(c) The Chairman bluntlyreminds Obi that in order for others to get the chance he received, he must be responsible about his debt.
(d) The Chairman asks Obi if he has made a budget and a schedule for repaying his loan.

5. How does Obi view the luxurious residential area originally meant for Europeans but later occupied by the trickle of Africans who get European posts?
(a) He thinks it will be good to live there when he gets his "European post."
(b) He wants Clara to be happy when they marry and go there to live.
(c) It makes Obi think of the twin kernels in palm-nuts: one shiny, black, and alive, and the other powdery, white, and dead.
(d) He thinks it is necessary to live there to show that he has accomplished something.

6. Although Clara is businesslike when she visits Obi's cabin, what gives him hope that she is interested?
(a) She says in Ibo that they belong together.
(b) She tells him she likes him a little.
(c) She says he is handsome.
(d) She says she is not seeing anyone.

7. How do the older kinsmen respond after hearing Obi's stories about being at sea?
(a) They declare that Obi is lucky to have been to hell and back.
(b) They declare that Obi has been to the "land of the spirits."
(c) They declare that it is unfortunate that young men have to travel so far to get a good education.
(d) They declare that it is good for a man to return home.

8. Which veteran civil servant is assigned to teach Obi about office administration?
(a) Mr. Okoli.
(b) Mr. Green.
(c) Mr. Umuofia.
(d) Mr. Omo.

9. Why does Obi insist on moving in to stay with Joseph?
(a) To avoid sleeping at his relative's house in the slum.
(b) To avoid sleeping in a bad hotel paid for by the UPU.
(c) To save money from paying a hotel bill.
(d) To avoid traveling the long distance to Umuofia.

10. What happens when Obi goes for his job interview with the Public Services Commission?
(a) Obi is bored and disinterested.
(b) Obi impresses the panel and they offer him a job imediately.
(c) Obi ridicules a panelist who falls asleep.
(d) Obi talks about modern poetry and novels.

11. Why does the UPU want Obi to study law in England?
(a) To help them to defend those charged with bribery.
(b) To help members with inheritance cases.
(c) To groom him for future political leadership.
(d) To help them with land cases.

12. What is the meaning of Obi's full name?
(a) One born to woe.
(b) One who will do great things.
(c) The last of my father's children.
(d) The mind at last is at rest.

13. What reminds Obi of England during his reception for which hundreds turn out?
(a) He recalls how in England every occasion warranted drinking tea.
(b) He recalls playing boring cricket while in England.
(c) A song reminds him of Empire Day when Protestants and Catholic compete.
(d) He recalls with shame, singing God Save the Queen in England.

14. What descriptive passage communicates the setting and culture in the Onitsha market?
(a) To the sound of blaring local music, men are selling a concoction, women sell garri, and give to a dancing beggar.
(b) There is a dancing beggar and men who sell "Long Life Mixture."
(c) Drunken men swagger in the street while women flirt and dance.
(d) Children are dancing and playing drums while women sell garri.

15. What reason does Clara give for going to Obi's cabin?
(a) To talk about the future.
(b) To distribute seasickness tablets.
(c) To warn him that she is not interested in a relationship.
(d) To ask him about the dance where he said they met.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two people arrive as Obi and Joseph sit in the lounge at the restaurant in Chapter 4?

2. What new evidence does Obi see about the pervasiveness of bribery in Nigeria on the way home on the wagon?

3. Why does the Umuofia Progressive Union meet again to discuss Obi's case on the morning of the trial?

4. What reminds Obi of his first day at school when he shows up at work on his first day in the civil service?

5. Why does Clara imply that Obi should not complain when he complains about seeing "good movies?"

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