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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the stories shared by Obi and Joseph, to which international leader did Obi write a letter while in school?
(a) Churchill.
(b) Hitler.
(c) Mussolini.
(d) Gandhi.

2. How does Obi react to a song that the traders are singing while continuing his journey home on the wagon?
(a) He wants to drown the noise out so he can concentrate on his thoughts.
(b) He is embarrassed at the erotic words.
(c) He considers its meaning and is delighted when he finds out.
(d) He is amused that it contains erotic Ibo words.

3. Which two people arrive as Obi and Joseph sit in the lounge at the restaurant in Chapter 4?
(a) Sara's best friend arrives with Sam Okoli.
(b) Sam and Christopher.
(c) Sam Okoli and Marie Atkinson.
(d) Sara arrives with Sam Okoli.

4. 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) It makes Obi think of the twin kernels in palm-nuts: one shiny, black, and alive, and the other powdery, white, and dead.
(b) He wants Clara to be happy when they marry and go there to live.
(c) He thinks it is necessary to live there to show that he has accomplished something.
(d) He thinks it will be good to live there when he gets his "European post."

5. Why does the Umuofia Progressive Union meet again to discuss Obi's case on the morning of the trial?
(a) Obi is indebted to the UPU because of their funding of his education.
(b) The UPU is co-defendant in the case.
(c) Obi is a prominent member of the UPU.
(d) Obi owes the UPU a lot of money for loans taken while he is studying.

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

7. What complaint does Obi make to Joseph about treatment he receives from the police when he goes out driving with Clara?
(a) He leers at Clara while they are walking on Victoria Beach Road.
(b) He hassles them on Victoria Beach Road questioning how Obi can afford a driver.
(c) He hassles them when they park on Victoria Beach Road thinking Clara is the wife of someone else. someone's else's wife.
(d) He hassles them on Victoria Beach Road, questioning the source of Obi's car.

8. How long does Obi stay in England?
(a) A little under six years.
(b) A little under seven years.
(c) A little under four years.
(d) A little under three years.

9. How does Joseph respond upon hearing that Obi has purchased a ring for Clara?
(a) He asks him to consider his poor parents who are going to be disappointed.
(b) He asks him to consider the effect on the future of both Clara and himself.
(c) He asks him to consider the poor people who paid for his education.
(d) He asks Obi to consider future generations and those who paid for his education

10. What references are made to suggest that the UPU leaders are very aware of the prevalence of bribery in government circles?
(a) They talk openly about the importance of Obi making the rounds at the permanent secretaries' offices.
(b) They suggest that Obi should lose no time in making the right connections.
(c) The Chairman and Vice-President debate whether someone who knows book like Obi needs to "see" men.
(d) They state that someone with Obi's qualifications should be able to sidestep the bribery route.

11. How does the author prove the assertion that Obi has been homesick while studying in England when Obi is communicating with his villagers?
(a) He enjoys the dancing and singing and is nostalgic.
(b) He sits with the elders and asks for more folk stories.
(c) He speaks Ibo whenever possible and feels shame for using English to a Nigerian.
(d) The celebrations cause him to become tearful and nostalgic.

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

13. Where do Obi and Clara meet again eighteen months after their first meeting?
(a) On the SS Lagos.
(b) On the MV Nigeria.
(c) On the MV Vasa.
(d) On the SS Liverpool.

14. What does Obi find amazing about Clara's taste in films?
(a) How she cries at sad movies but loves to see them.
(b) How she gets caught up in every lover's quarrel.
(c) How she hates British movies.
(d) How she delights in on-screen killing.

15. Where does Obi first articulate his theory about corruption in Nigeria?
(a) In a paper written while he was in high school.
(b) In a paper he read to the Nigerian Students' Union in London.
(c) In a paper presented to the UPU.
(d) In a letter he wrote to the editor of a local newspaper.

Short Answer Questions

1. For which island is the boat heading when Jones recites, "Water, water everywhere; but not a drop to drink"?

2. Although Clara is businesslike when she visits Obi's cabin, what gives him hope that she is interested?

3. How does Joseph react to Obi telling him about the incident at the interview that causes Obi to accuse him of having a colonial mentality?

4. What helps to cement a friendship between MacMillan and Obi?

5. What is Obi told about the many dead dogs in the street when he visits the slum in Lagos?

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