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Suggestions of Ugwu's Life as a Writer

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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.

In this work, Half of a Yellow Sun, Ugwu’s coming of age story concludes with his becoming a writer.

Which of the following textual details does not set up this eventuality as an outcome of Ugwu’s exposures from "Master’s" life?

A

“He had never seen anything like the streets that appeared after they went past the university gates.” (pg 1).

B

“Master's Igbo felt feathery in Ugwu's ears. It was Igbo colored by the sliding sounds of English, the Igbo of one who spoke English often.” (pg 1).

C

“After she left, Master put his glasses back on and faced his book, relaxing further into a slanting position, legs stretched out. Even when he turned the pages he did so with his eyes on the book.” (pg 1).

D

“Ugwu turned off the tap, turned it on again, then off. On and off and on and off until he was laughing at the magic of the running wat.er and the chicken and bread that lay balmy in his stomach.” (pg 2)

E

"It's a radiogram. It's new and very good. It's not like those old gramophones that you have to wind and wind. You have to be very careful around it, very careful. You must never let water touch it." (pg 2).