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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Joseph show support for Obi after his mother dies?
(a) He stays and talks with him through the night.
(b) Joseph brings beer for delegations of UPU mourners who might drop by.
(c) He offers to go with him to the village even though it wil be after his mother's funeral.
(d) He offers to find Clara and bring her back.
2. What reason does Clara give for making her suggestion about their engagement?
(a) That Obi will not return from his visit home.
(b) That Obi's parents will disinherit him.
(c) That she will ruin Obi's life by coming between him and his family.
(d) That Obi will hate her for breaking off the engagement.
3. When Obi arrives home, what descriptions does the author give of his parents' rooms?
(a) Isaac's room has been cleared for Hannah to get more space.
(b) Both rooms are exactly as Obi remembers them from childhood.
(c) Both are in a disheveled condition.
(d) Isaac's room is filled with printed materials, while Hannah's is full of mundane things.
4. What does Obi do in an effort to find solace for his distress about Clara's situation?
(a) He storms into the hospital at midnight demanding to see Clara.
(b) The author writes that Obi does not eat; he pulls down Houseman's volume but then reads no poems.
(c) He cannot eat, sleep or read poems that normally console him.
(d) He is so agitated that he almost crashes his car.
5. What does Clara say about their engagement the night before Obi goes home on leave?
(a) She says it is in everyone's best interest to call it off.
(b) She suggests they postpone announcing it.
(c) She says they should make it a long one so there is time for everyone to adjust.
(d) She suggests they shorten the engagement and just get married.
6. How does Obi respond to the assertions of Mr. Green and Miss Tomlinson about leave entitlements available to Africans?
(a) Obi says Nigerians will show the Europeans what they are capable of.
(b) Obi says that the Europeans set the rules when no Nigerians were in the senior service.
(c) Obi says they know nothing about Nigerians.
(d) Obi says it is their country so they should have the same privileges as the British.
7. When Obi returns to work, what comments by Mr. Green continue to reflect his disrespect for Nigerians?
(a) Mr. Green complains about Africans being lazy.
(b) Mr. Green gives a lecture about abuse of local leave by Africans.
(c) Mr. Green threatens to reduce Obi's entitlement.
(d) Mr. Green says local leave was never meant for lazy Africans.
8. Despite coming to like Christopher, what does Clara fear about him?
(a) That Obi will waste his money entertaining Christopher.
(b) That his womanizing will rub off on Obi.
(c) That Chrisopher will dissuade Obi from marrying her.
(d) That his careless spending will rub off on Obi.
9. Why does Marie Tomlinson become suspicious when Mr. Mark asks to speak confidentially with Obi at the office?
(a) Mr. Mark asks to talk confidentially to Obi and he speaks in Ibo.
(b) His clothing is suspicious.
(c) He hands Obi a sealed envelope.
(d) His mannerisms are secretive.
10. What does the author reveal about a special aspect of Nigerian culture, when the two couples go out on a date?
(a) There are three types of drinks at the bar: European, Intimate and Ecstatic.
(b) There are three ways of dancing the "High-life": European, Intimate and Ecstatic.
(c) There are three sections of the club: European, Intimate and Ecstatic.
(d) There are three ways of dressing to go dancing: European, Intimate and Ecstatic.
11. What news from home necessitates Obi taking leave to visit his village?
(a) His father writes to say Obi's mother has been hospitalized and that he needs to discuss an urgent matter with Obi.
(b) Obi's father becomes seriously ill and his mother wants him home.
(c) One of Obi's siblings has died and the family needs him.
(d) Obi's mother dies and his father needs support.
12. What story does his father share when Obi announces he will leave early to return to Lagos?
(a) How he was taken by missionaries and his father put a curse on him.
(b) He tells the story of a woman who dies of heartbreak after her son marries an outcast.
(c) He tells the story of a boy who dies after hurting his family and running away.
(d) He tells the story of a boy who marries an outcast and never finds happiness.
13. How does the author make it clear that Obi's financial situation is deteriorating after Obi resists Mr. Mark's offer of a bribe?
(a) He has fallen into debt with the UPU and owes someone at the office.
(b) He cannot find the money to pay John's fees and he owes Clara money.
(c) Obi finds it hard to live on what remains after paying the UPU and sending money to help his parents.
(d) He cannot find the money he promised to send to his parents.
14. How does Christopher react to Obi's news that Clara might be pregnant?
(a) He comments that this is a new and serious turn of events.
(b) He comments that Obi might not be the father.
(c) He comments that this shouold not encourage Obi to marry her.
(d) He immediately thinks of abortion.
15. How does Christopher deal with Obi's feelings about his mother's threat of suicide?
(a) Both are worried but Christopher makes light of it.
(b) Obi does not take it too seriously but Christopher warns that he should listen to his mother.
(c) Obi says he is only concerned about marrying Clara and Christopher calls him a fool.
(d) Christopher tells a story of a woman who threatened suicide but backed away.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Christopher's view about bribery?
2. How does the first doctor respond when Clara and Obi visit him?
3. What happens to Clara after her hospitalization?
4. When Obi finally reaches Clara's house, how does he relate the outcomes of his visit home?
5. How is it made clear that the matter is not over after Obi resists Mr. Mark's offer of a bribe?
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