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No Longer At Ease

No Longer At Ease


by Chinua Achebe

No Longer At Ease: Like a Jumpy Private Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around No Longer At Ease? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. For what is Obi on trial?

Corruption and bribery
Breaking and entering
Rape and murder
Misuse of the Force
Q. Why was Obi in England?

He was attending a British university
He had been exiled from Nigeria
He was planning to sneak into the Royal Wedding
He was hiding from the Nigerian authorities
For the crumpets
Q. How does Obi feel about the cultural ideas and values of Europe and the West?

That they are dangerous and threaten the African way of life
That they are dangerous to those who live there, but do not affect his kinsmen
That they are superior to those of his people
We have no way of knowing, as Obi left that question blank on his ACT
Q. What is a major reason that Obi falls into a dire financial situation?

He is being bribed
He is robbed
He lost most of his money playing roulette, which is crazy, because he had a system
He has been sending money back home to his family
Q. Why can’t Obi marry Clara?

Because he didn’t buy a ring
Because she won’t have him
Because it is forbidden for him to marry someone in her social class
Because her father will not give his blessing