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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Jubril uncomfortable around the women on the bus?
2. How does Jubril die?
3. What does the narrator see Selam doing at her apartment one night?
4. Which of the following is NOT something the soldier threatens to do if he is forced off the bus?
5. What is an emir?
Essay Topic 1
What is the overall setting for the stories in the book? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Akpan choose to use these places in the stories?
Essay Topic 2
Create a character study of the narrator in "What Language is That? (Ethiopia)". What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about the little narrator?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the role of the family in Akpan's stories.. What does it mean for some of the characters? How does the family evolve in its support of each other? How are some of the families fractured? Give examples.
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