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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. Even though Kotchikpa no longer wants to travel to Gabon with Mama and Papa, Yewa is still allured by Western food and ___________________.
2. Why does the person in #61 begin to shake Fofo and yell at him?
3. Why have the children not seen their parents for two years?
4. When Maisha says she wants to get a full-time job, Jigana knows she is thinking about _________________________.
5. Where does Fofo Kpee take the children on their first ride on the motorcycle?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who are Kotchikpa and Yewa?
2. What treats does Fofo Kpee give to the children and what do they think is the occasion for the goodies?
3. How do Jigana and his siblings get money from people on the streets?
4. What role does Maisha play in the family and why do her parents resent her?
5. What is the true extent of Mama's gratitude toward Maisha when she gets on her knees to thank her daughter?
6. What real life issue in Africa does this story address?
7. What is the importance of "the bad night" when Fofo masturbates in front of the children?
8. Why does Jigana get special treatment in the family?
9. Why is Maisha a prostitute at the age of twelve?
10. Why do Mama and Papa encourage their children to sniff glue and drink alcohol?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who are two of Akpan's characters in this book who appeal to you the most? What is it about these characters that you like? What are their weaknesses? How about redeeming qualities? Are Akpan's characters believable in your opinion? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Create a character study of Jubril in "Luxurious Hearses (Nigeria)". What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Jubril?
Essay Topic 3
Select an instance of symbolism from one of the stories and explain its significance.
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