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Nnamabia robbed his parents' house to ...
prove himself to his friends
steal and sell his mother's jewelry.
take money he owed to someone
How does the narrator describe the professors’ sons?
They are popular and get away with committing petty crimes.
They struggle socially and commit crimes to gain popularity.
They feel neglected by their parents and steal to get attention.
They don’t have much and steal to gain material things.
have punished him for repeated dishonest actions.
have grown increasingly worried about their son’s choices.
have lectured their daughter about staying away from her brother.
have looked past their son’s choices to give him new opportunities.
The narrator claims that the boys belonging to cults…
are committing increasingly serious and violent crimes.
don’t realize what they are getting themselves into.
are largely harmless and commit small crimes.
are forced to join the cults by other members.
Why is Nnamabia arrested?
He takes part in the shooting.
He is believed to be part of a cult.
He helps steal the professor’s Mercedes.
He is caught breaking into a home.
How does Nnamabia respond to being arrested?
He is frightened about what will happen to him when he runs out of money.
He believes time in prison will help him grow up.
He’s embarrassed that he got himself into such a bad situation.
He doesn’t seem to take the situation very seriously.
Nnamabia and his fellow prisoners are…
threatened with violence and don’t receive basic necessities.
tortured for information about the crimes they committed.
on the verge of death because of malnourishment.
allowed ample freedoms and treated with general respect by the guards.
Why do the narrator’s parents act differently about the police?
They appreciate how the police have been treating Nnamabia.
They don’t want to risk their own safety by criticizing the police.
They don’t want to do anything to risk Nnamabia’s release.
They don’t want to negatively influence the narrator with their opinions.
Why is Nnamabia preoccupied with the old man?
The old man is innocent and treated poorly by the others.
The old man reminds Nnamabia of his own father.
The old man is kind to Nnamabia and the other prisoners.
The old man doesn’t have the same freedoms as Nnamabia.
Nnamabia doesn’t eat his rice, and he seems…
to be ill from his time in prison.
to want to stop eating as a protest.
distraught over the treatment of the old man.
to feel guilty about the luxuries he has.
Why was the policeman acting strange before bringing the family to Nnamabia?
He was afraid of how they would react to Nnamabia’s beating.
He wasn’t sure what had been done to Nnamabia.
He felt guilty that Nnamabia had been beaten.
He was told to keep Nnamabia’s condition a secret.
How does the narrator feel about Nnamabia’s actions?
She’s upset that Nnamabia almost got himself killed.
She notes the change in Nnamabia’s attitude and demeanor.
She is happy that Nnamabia finally stood up for his beliefs.
She cannot believe that Nnamabia suddenly showed bravery.