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Anthills of the Savannah Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 3, who does Ikem say must be overthrown?
(a) The Brigadier of Misfortune.
(b) The Messenger of the Creator.
(c) The King of Misinformation.
(d) The wild Sun of April.

2. Who does the President send to officially welcome the Abazon delegation?
(a) Ikem Osodi.
(b) Chris Oriko.
(c) Major Johnson Ossai.
(d) Professor Okong.

3. Which best describes Chris's opinion of Okong?
(a) Okong is a brilliant journalist and literary artist, if not a good politician.
(b) Okong, though he may seem harmless, is a dangerous man.
(c) Okong, though a buffoon, is one of the few honest politicians in the government.
(d) Okong, though a buffoon, is politically astute and adept at propaganda.

4. What does the delegation from Abazon say they want?
(a) To demand that the president step down.
(b) To declare loyalty to the president and ask for help.
(c) To protest the local government's lack of action.
(d) To demand that the president hold elections.

5. Which best describes the Commissioners' attitude toward the President as shown throughout Chapter 1?
(a) Hatred.
(b) Fear.
(c) Respect.
(d) Worship.

6. What does Beatrice criticize about Ikem's philosophy?
(a) He considers black people superior to white Europeans.
(b) He considers black people inferior to white Europeans.
(c) He fails to include women in his political vision.
(d) He is classist against poor people and peasants.

7. How do Chris Oriko and the President first meet?
(a) They met at university in England.
(b) They grew up in the same small village.
(c) They were in the military together.
(d) They were schoolmates at the age of 13 or 14.

8. What is the crime of Dr. Ofe, the target of another of Ikem's editorial crusades?
(a) He refused medical treatment to a man who could not pay, and the man died.
(b) He gave the family of a dead patient money to sue the hospital where he worked.
(c) He wrote insane graffiti terrorizing people in a hospital.
(d) He injected a patient with an overdose of morphine, and the man died.

9. On what pretext does a police constable detain Ikem as he leaves the meeting at the end of Chapter 9?
(a) The officer accuses him of colluding with the Abazonians in a plot against the President.
(b) He is forbidden to speak to the delegation or to write about it.
(c) The officer says he failed to use his parking light.
(d) The officer says he is driving an unregistered vehicle.

10. Whom does Beatrice sometimes feel like while in bed with Chris?
(a) Beatrice from Dante's Divine Comedy.
(b) The goddess Idemili.
(c) Chielo, the holy priestess and prophetess.
(d) Queen Elizabeth with her paramour.

11. What is Sam's great talent?
(a) He is an accomplished classical pianist.
(b) He is basically an actor with a great sense of theater.
(c) He is a talented military strategist.
(d) He is extremely clever at manipulating people.

12. How does the Attorney-General describe himself to the President?
(a) As a poor ignorant bush person.
(b) As a slave to his master.
(c) As the equal to any white man.
(d) As a good friend, like a brother to the President.

13. What does Ikem Osodi speak out against in his first crusading editorial?
(a) Military takeovers.
(b) Punishment without trial.
(c) Public executions.
(d) Forced marriage.

14. At the beginning of Chapter 6, who invites Beatrice to a private dinner?
(a) Chris.
(b) Ikem.
(c) Sam.
(d) Agatha.

15. What is apparently the main reason the President refuses to visit Abazon?
(a) He fears being assassinated in Abazon.
(b) He believes the President should not give in to the will of the people.
(c) The people of Abazon are mere peasants, not worthy of a visit.
(d) The people of Abazon voted against his becoming President for life.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is most important in a great fight, according to the Abazon elder: the sounding of the battle drum, the fierce waging of the war itself, or the telling of the story afterwards?

2. Where is Sam educated?

3. What is the meaning of the phrase uwa-t'uwa, which Beatrice used to repeat to herself as a child?

4. To whom does the Attorney-General compare the President during their conversation near the end of Chapter 2?

5. What does Chris's girlfriend study at the university?

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