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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. This story is about the divide between ____________________________.
2. What had a girl named Hadiya told Selam at school one day?
3. Who says, "Best friends don't quarrel" when Selam begins to cry?
4. Who is Yusuf?
5. What place does the narrator have in her family?
Essay Topic 1
Uwem Akpan is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony. Briefly describe each and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the role of women in Africa in the late-20th century when the women in the stories are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?
Essay Topic 3
Loss seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of loss? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
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