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What is Ummi’s Occupation?

  • A. Nurse
  • B. Teacher
  • C. Businessperson
  • D. Accountant

Who can be described as meddlesome?

  • A. Daddy
  • B. Ummi
  • C. Bint
  • D. Mallam Salihu


”Just call yourself Omar Esquire

Who makes this statement?

  • A. Teemah
  • B. Bint
  • C. Jamila
  • D. Ummi


What position is Bint in the family?

  • A. Last born
  • B. First child
  • C. Second child
  • D. Third child

What was Ummi’s reason for her impromptu barging ?

  • A. To monitor her children’s activities
  • B. To ensure the children were safe
  • C. To keep them on their feets
  • D. To ensure they maintain cleanliness

Omar’s admission signals________

  • A. storytelling
  • B. a life-changing experience
  • C. being a learned
  • D. community’s appraisal

“Money moves Mountains”

This statement was made by _________

  • A. Salma
  • B. Teemah
  • C. Bint
  • D. Ngozi

What was the reason for the delay at the faculty registration office?

  • A. The lecturer’s negligience
  • B. The queue was endless
  • C. John’s delay in cleaning the office
  • D. the lecturer was absent

Salma compared lecturers with _________

  • A. Thieves
  • B. politician
  • C. lawyers
  • D. Policemen

At what age did Talle lost his father and stepmother ?

  • A. 21
  • B. 20
  • C. 19
  • D. 18

Talle was imprisoned for?

  • A. Murder
  • B. Kidnapping and Robbery
  • C. Kidnapping and extortion
  • D. smuggling

The novel is written in the ___________

  • A. First-person point of view
  • B. Third person Ominscient
  • C. second-person point of view
  • D. limited ominiscient

What brand of Phone did Salim buy?

  • A. Nokia
  • B. Iphone
  • C. Itel
  • D. Samsung

Labaran gives Tomiwa a bundle of _______?

  • A. 0ne thousand naira notes
  • B. five hundred naira notes
  • C. two hundred naira notes
  • D. dollar notes

Salma and her roommates were _________

  • A. A students
  • B. Outstanding students
  • C. B students
  • D. Average students

How old is Bint?

  • A. 7
  • B. 6
  • C. 5
  • D. 4

How did Omar check his admission status?

  • A. visiting a cyber cafe
  • B. through his phone
  • C. by visiting the university
  • D. through a friend’s phone

What subject is optional in Bint’s school?

  • A. Music
  • B. French
  • C. Fine Art
  • D. Hand writing

Omar had ______ credits in the WAEC examination

  • A. 9
  • B. 5
  • C. 8
  • D. 7

Who often says ” what you teach a child is like writing on a rock and when dried, it would be difficult to erase”

  • A. Ummi
  • B. Omar
  • C. Ummi’s Grandmother
  • D. Salma’s grandmother

Who is Jamila?

  • A. Salma’s roommate
  • B. Salma’s friend
  • C. Ummi’s second child
  • D. Bint’s immediate elder sister

Ummi is translated in Arabic as _____?

  • A. my mentor
  • B. my mother
  • C. my morning star
  • D. my muse

Teemah is the first ________ of the family

  • A. child
  • B. graduate
  • C. daughter
  • D. female

Ummi’s husband always wanted to study?

  • A. accounting
  • B. pharmacy
  • C. Linguistics
  • D. Law


What reward was Omar expecting for his achievement?

  • A. a bag
  • B. a shoe
  • C. a phone
  • D. a laptop

What was Omar JAMB score?

  • A. 300
  • B. 250
  • C. 200
  • D. 230

What was the double celebration in Lafayette?

  • A. The birth of Talle and his brother
  • B. Ummi’s admission and marriage
  • C. Omar’s WAEC and JAMB success
  • D. Salma’s admission and engagement

According to Ummi, what is the first noticeable thing in the university?

  • A. Different people
  • B. lawlessness and injustice
  • C. Freedom of dressing
  • D. immoral relationships

According to the novel, how would you describe Salma?

  • A. fair complexioned skin, tall and slim
  • B. fair complexioned, short and fat
  • C. dark-complexioned skin, tall and slim
  • D. dark-complexioned girl, short and fat.

Where did Salma and Ummi first meet?

  • A. the university
  • B. departmental registration
  • C. School hostel
  • D. Faculty registration

What is Salma’s surname?

  • A. Mohammed
  • B. Muhammed
  • C. Moshood
  • D. Moshud

Who among the following characters can be described as one with few words?

  • A. Ada
  • B. secretary to the HOD
  • C. John
  • D. Ngozi

Why did Ummi develop claustrophobia?

  • A. She was ill
  • B. She was pregnant
  • C. The HOd had asked if she wanted something to drink
  • D. the HOD was too nice to her

What is Ummi’s mariculation number?

  • A. UF0001
  • B. UG0002
  • C. UG0001
  • D. UF0002


Who assisted Ummi’s husband with Ummi’s admission?

  • A. Mallam Salihu
  • B. Salim
  • C. Kabir
  • D. Samuel

Ummi angrily left the HOD’s office because?

  • A. The HOD disrespected her
  • B. He tried to be romantic with her
  • C. Ummi assumed he was trying to make a pass at her
  • D. He delayed her

According to the Novel, How would you describe Dr Samuel Johnson?

  • A. He has a tribal mark and he looks like an igala man
  • B. He has a tribal mark and he is an igala man
  • C. He has a tribal mark and he is not a Yoruba man
  • D. He has a tribal mark and he looks like an Edo man

Who apologizes to the HOD on behalf of Ummi?

  • A. Salma
  • B. Ummi’s husband
  • C. Kabir
  • D. Salim

Who narrated the story of ”the quiet one” to Ummi?

  • A. Hakimi
  • B. the people of Lafayette
  • C. Zaki
  • D. Ummi’s husband

The following lessons can be derived from the story of ”the quiet one” except?

  • A. Never judge a book by its cover
  • B. Learn to trust sparingly
  • C. Justice is not fair
  • D. Not all that glitters is gold

What tradition was established in Lafayette?

  • A. Nobody was allowed to have visitors at night
  • B. No stranger should be hosted without the knowledge of the Hakimi
  • C. Nobody was allowed to accommodate friends
  • D. strangers were not allowed at ceremonial gatherings

Who is Boka?

  • A. district head
  • B. head of the capital
  • C. head of faming
  • D. traditional medicine man

Which of the following character dies while giving birth to her son?

  • A. Salma
  • B. Talle’s mother
  • C. Ada
  • D. Tomiwa

Which of the following character has a reticent nature?

  • A. Jamila
  • A. Jamila
  • B. Bint
  • C. Talle
  • D. Ada

Talle works as a ______?

  • A. driver
  • B. gateman
  • C. cleaner
  • D. government officer

When did Talle stop being quiet?

  • A. When he started taking to market women
  • B. When he started making friends
  • C. when his usual demand for food items doubled
  • D. When he made friends with Zaki

What was Talle guilty of?

  • A. Kidnap and murder
  • B. Extortion and Murder
  • C. Extortion and Rape
  • D. Kidnap and Extortion

Which of the following character did not respect the Hakimi?

  • A. Talle
  • B. the IPO
  • C. the courtier
  • D. the vllagers

Who suggested the abduction of a boy?

  • A. Talle
  • B. Zaki
  • C. John
  • D. Boki

According to the novel, EMAL means

  • A. Exam malpractice and license
  • B. Ethics and Morals
  • C. Examination Ethics and Morals
  • D. Examination malpractice

How long has Mr Dabo been in the university?

  • A. 10 years
  • B. 15 years
  • C. Mor than a decade
  • D. More than fiften years

”Don’t come in after me…”
Whose principle was this?

  • A. Dr Samjohn
  • B. Dr Mohammed
  • C. Labaran
  • D. Dr Dabo

”I want to know you intimately…”
The speaker of the excerpt above is_____

  • A. Dr Kabir
  • B. Dr Samjohn
  • C. Dr Dabo
  • D. Habib

”I want to know you intimately…”
This statement was made to whom _____

  • A. Salma
  • B. Ummi
  • C. Tomiwa
  • D. Ngozi

”I want to know you intimately”
What was the recipient’s response?

  • A. approval and acceptance
  • B. dismissal and confrontation
  • C. rejection, dismissal and contempt
  • D. sympathy and approval

How many girls were allocated to a room in the hostel?

  • A. five
  • B. four
  • C. three
  • D. two

Where does Ada hail from?

  • A. North west
  • B. North central
  • C. West
  • D. South south

What’s the name of Ngozi’s hostel?

  • A. Comrade
  • B. Beauty Queen
  • C. Queen Ana
  • D. Queen Amina

According to the novel, what delicacy is considered to be students’ favourite?

  • A. Danwake
  • B. Snail
  • C. Spagetti
  • D. Indomie jollof

What is Ada’s home town delicacy?

  • A. Danwake
  • B. Rat
  • C. Snails
  • D. Indomie

Who among the following characters appears to be less voluble?

  • A. Habib
  • B. Labaran
  • C. Kabir
  • D. Salim

Who among the following character is overconfident?

  • A. Ngozi
  • B. Ada
  • C. Tomiwa
  • D. Ummi

”I made a space for you in the front seat so you can sit near your heartthrob”
Who made this statement?

  • A. Habib
  • B. Labaran
  • C. Kabir
  • D. Lawal

”I made a space for you in the front seat so you can sit near your heartthrob”
This statement was made to whom?

  • A. Salma
  • B. Ummi
  • C. Tomiwa
  • D. Ngozi

How much money did Habib handed over to Tomiwa?

  • A. fifty thousand naira
  • B. one hundred thousand naira
  • C. Twenty-five thousand naira
  • D. Twenty thousand naira

What was the last General paper during Salma’s Final year?

  • A. Philosophy and logic
  • B. Special Education
  • C. Psychology
  • D. Moral Philosophy

Which of the following course does Salma find very difficult?

  • A. Moral Philosophy
  • B. Use of English
  • C. Special education
  • D. Philosophy and Logic

Who among the following character was sitting next to Salma during her final examination?

  • A. Tola
  • B. Kola
  • C. Bola
  • D. Deola

Dr Amina dislike Salma because?

  • A. Salma is not intelligent
  • B. She is intimidated by Salma’s appearance
  • C. She considers Salma to be a threat to the university
  • D. She does not like Salma’s appearance

Why did Salma sought for Habib’s help?

  • A. Habib was her only saviour
  • B. Habib was her boyfriend
  • C. He was influential
  • D. He was a philanthropist

What is Habib’s Political title?

  • A. Governor
  • B. Speaker of the house
  • C. Minister of finance
  • D. Minister of Education

How much did Salma give to Dr Kabir

  • A. one hundred thousand naira
  • B. one hundred and fifty thousand Naira
  • C. Two hundred thousand Naira
  • D. Three hundred thousand Naira

According to Salma, No man was worthy to be called a man except ____

  • A. her husband
  • B. her boyfriend
  • C. her brothers
  • D. her father

What is Dr Kabir’s weakness?

  • A. women
  • B. Easy money
  • C. Food
  • D. alcohol


The Life Changer is authored by?

  • A. Khadijat Abubakar Jilla
  • B. Khadijat Abubakar Jalli
  • C. Khadijat Abubakar Jali
  • D. Khadijat Abubakar Jila

The Author of The Life Changer dedicates the novel to whom?

  • A. her Husband
  • B. Her mother
  • C. her father
  • D. her children

The author of The Life Changer holds a degree in ______

  • A. BSc (Ed) Mathematics
  • B. BA (Ed) English Language
  • C. BA (Ed) Economics
  • D. BA Mass Communication

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