Note that the correct answers are in bold text.
- “An old man should be contemplating his mortality than dreaming of women”. This statement was made by whom?
A. Mr Faircliff B. Mr Ajayi C. Mr Tayo D. Modupe
- Which day of the week did Tayo leave Nigeria for Oxford in 1963?
A. Tuesday B. Thursday C. Monday D. Sunday
- How many people were in the car when Tayo was being taken to uncle Kayode’s place?
A. three B. five C. two D. one
- The names of Tayo’s cousins in England were ______.
A. Tunde and Jumoke B. Ike and Paul C. Kayode and Emma D. Okey and Remi
- In 1963, Uncle Kayode returned from abroad as ______.
A. a senior army officer B. a deportee C. a slave trader D. a Nobel Laureate
- “You’re off to be a Balliol man”. Who said this?
A. headmaster Faircliff B. Uncle Kayode C. Mr Ajayi D. Kemi
- What is the significance of Tayo’s visit to his relatives before embarking on his journey to England?
A. to eat his last meal from every home B. It is their tradition C. to receive their prayers D. to collect money
- In what subject did Bisi receive the highest honours?
A. English B. Physics C. Geography D. Mathematics
- In the Ajayi motto, all things were expected to be done with moderation except?
A. Study B. Eating C. Sleeping D. Singing
- Who was Mr Barker?
A. Mr Faircliff’s old friend B. A lecturer at Balliol C. Tayo’s roommate D. Freedom’s father
- What reminded Tayo of his mother in the Barker’s house?
A. Isabella’s wonderful cooking B. the curtains in the Barker’s home C. the paintings on the wall D. Isabella’s accent
- Christine first met Tayo in her ______ year of study.
A. second B. first C. third D. final
- “Poets are the greatest writers”. Who said this?
A. Christine B. Trevor-Roper C. Ike D. Tayo
- What was the name of Vanessa’s friend to whom she wrote a letter on the status of women?
A. Jane B. Rita C. Celestine D. Precious
- What is the full meaning of JACARI?
A. Juju Association of Cultists And Ritual Initiators B. Jabi Alliance of Car And Road Insurance C. Joint Action Committee Against Racial Inequality D. Joint Assurance Conference Against Rat’s Invasion
- Vanessa described college food as?
A. overcooked and flavourless B. tasteless and meatless C. too soft and salty D. sour and peppery
- The language of fun among Tayo’s friends was?
A. Latin B. Spanish C. Pidgin English D. yoruba
- What made Tayo think of home each time he visited Christine?
A. the smell of her cooking B. the colour of her apron C. her carpet D. her welcoming hug
- What trait did Vanessa find in Tayo but found lacking in Mehul and Charlie?
A. humour B. humility C. gentleness D. pride
- Tayo thought the name suited Vanessa very much.
A. Moremi B. Sade C. Ajoke D. Abike
- Tayo’s father worked as court messenger and interpreter in the 1950’s before becoming _______.
A. a soldier B. policeman C. teacher D. shoemaker
- Who was Harold Wilson?
A. the new Prime Minister B. the new President C. Tayo’s contemporary D. a new Lecturer at Oxford
- Who had Vanessa’s father invited to the Christmas party against her wish?
A. his military friends B. his school mates C. his mining friends D. his father
- Tayo thought of Vanessa’s mother as?
A. strict B. taciturn C. charming and strikingly beautiful D. warm and affectionate
- Who mistook Tayo for a servant?
A. Vanessa’s grandma B. One of Mr Richard’s South African friends C. Vanessa D. the chief servant
- What had Vanessa noticed as a habit of Africans?
A. lying on the ground to greet an elderly person B. buying things on credit C. bargaining heavily on prices of goods D. saying sorry even when they weren’t at fault
- Simon suggested that Tayo, Vanessa, his girlfriend Nina and he spend the Easter holidays in ___ .
A. Saudi Arabia B. Africa C. Paris D. Boston
- Christine died by/of .
A. food poisoning B. Suicide C. Plane crash D. jealousy
- Tayo felt guilty about the death of Christine because he felt _______.
A. he had not given her his attention by not responding to her letters B. he served the wine that the killed her C. he was the pilot of the plane she died in D. he refused to marry her
- The closest relative to Tayo in England was ______ .
A. Tunde B. Sir Faircliff C. Moremi D. Vanessa
- What did the signs ‘No dogs, no Irish, no coloureds (Africans and Indians)’ symbolise in the novel?
A. gender inequality B. Racism C. Narcissism D. xenophobia
- In the novel, the least strenuous work was reserved for whom?
A. the coloureds B. the handicapped C. the whites D. the aged
- For what purpose did Tunde throw a party in his house?
A. to celebrate Gambia’s independence B. to attract the neighbours’ attention C. to mark his girlfriend’s birthday D. to initiate Tayo in to his cult
- Whose wedding did Tayo and Vanessa attend?
A. Yunusa B. Tunde C. Yusuf D. Simi
- The bride turned out to be Joy instead of ________.
A. Favour B. Joyce C. Vanessa D. Vicky
- Who made this statement: “No! don’t Moremi me”?
A. Moremi B. Sandra C. Vanessa D. Joy
- Tayo had a hard time trying to prepare what dish at the Barker’s home?
A. rice and stew B. fish gravy C. chicken stew D. fried yam and egg
- Who paid Tayo an unexpected visit after the New year?
A. Mr Ajayi B. Uncle Kayode C. Vanessa D. Mama Tayo
- _______ invited Tayo to lead a school assembly on a lecture.
A. Vanessa B. Mr Richardson C. The Barkers D. Yusuf
- Who was the village drunk?
A. Ago B. Yunusa C. Dele D. Ibrahim