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Employment Opportunities

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Follow the link to read the first chapter of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work Half of a Yellow Sun made available on "The New York Times" website). Read the whole chapter, then answer the questions. Excerpts specific to each question are included in the question.

While she was sweeping the corridor in the mathematics department a week ago, she heard Master say that he needed a houseboy to do his cleaning, and she immediately said she could help, speaking before his typist or office messenger could offer to bring someone. (pg 1)

What does the following excerpt from the first page suggest about the labor market within the Nigerian city where the story takes place?

A

Employment opportunities abound for those who are willing to work hard.

B

There are many work opportunities, but still not enough for everyone.

C

There are not enough work opportunities for everyone and competition is fierce.

D

There are plenty of menial labor jobs, but not enough professional careers.

E

One can move up in the work force if one first starts with menial labor.