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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. After his discussion with Clara and then with Joseph, how does Obi express his defiance of opposition to his marrying Clara?
(a) He tells his parents he will marry Clara no matter what and buys her a ring.
(b) He obtains a marriage license and ring immediately.
(c) He drives her to Kingsway to buy an engagement ring and a Bible.
(d) He asks Clara's father for her hand in marriage and gives her a ring.

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

5. While Obi is home enjoying his interaction with his kinsmen, what thoughts does he have that indicate that he harbors resentment against the British?
(a) He wishes the English could hear people engaged in Ibo conversation, enjoying life.
(b) He tells the villagers he has deliberately resisted learning English ways while he studied in England.
(c) He wishes the English could see the Nigerian culture and appreciate the customs.
(d) He compares the lively village culture with the staid, boring ways of the English.

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

7. Where in Lagos does Joseph live?
(a) Lagos Motor Park in the Obalende.
(b) The Motor Park in Umuofia.
(c) Ikoyi.
(d) Umuofia Park.

8. As the celebration continues, how does the author use an argument about kola nuts to reveal the clash between Christian beliefs and folklore?
(a) Ibo refuses to partake in the superstitious practices involving kola nuts.
(b) Isaac refuses to partake in the breaking of Kola nuts on Ibo's head.
(c) Isaac objects when the elders want to sprinkle kola nut oil in the house.
(d) Isaac declares that although kola nuts are eaten in his Christian house, they are not sacrificed to idols.

9. What is Obi told about the many dead dogs in the street when he visits the slum in Lagos?
(a) It is good luck to kill a dog with one's new car but bad luck to kill a duck.
(b) They are injured by bad drivers who do not pick them up.
(c) They are part of the "Old Nigeria" that Obi has forgotten.
(d) There is no government agency to move them.

10. 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) The celebrations cause him to become tearful and nostalgic.
(d) He speaks Ibo whenever possible and feels shame for using English to a Nigerian.

11. What comment do the elders make about Christianity when Isaac refuses to placate the rainmaker to prevent the rain threatening Obi's homecoming?
(a) Christianity makes hypocrites of adherents like Isaac.
(b) There is no point to Christianity if members like Isaac do not use it to suit others.
(c) Christianity is all about convenience and man's effort to manipulate others.
(d) Christianity is like palm-wine; it goes to some people's heads, destroying their sense.

12. Where has Clara been living since returning to Nigeria?
(a) At Omuefia.
(b) At Osu.
(c) At Yaba with her mother.
(d) At Yaba with her sister.

13. How does Joseph respond when Obi tells him of Clara's refusal to marry him because she is osu?
(a) He agrees with Clara.
(b) He refuses to comment because he has already wrecked a friendship by giving marital advice.
(c) He agrees with Obi.
(d) He suggests that Obi visit Clara's parents.

14. Who is the judge at the trial of Obi Okonkwo as the novel opens?
(a) Isaac Galloway.
(b) Justice William Galloway.
(c) Sam Okoli.
(d) Christopher Josephs.

15. What shocks Joseph about Obi while they are at the restaurant?
(a) He does not eat any meat.
(b) He drinks a lot of wine.
(c) He eats with his fingers.
(d) He demands traditional Nigerian food.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Obi subtly reminded of his debt to the UPU at the reception?

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

3. What is special about Obi's arrival in Onitsha, a few miles from his village?

4. How do Obi and Joseph plan to make a special entrance that will show off Obi's new car at the December meeting of the UPU?

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

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