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Read the text below and answer the questions that follow.

When Mr. Atta came for his campaign, the following weekend, the field was a quarter full. People trickled in to the field of the opposition party. Mr. Atta was a scholar par excellence. He had spent a considerable amount of his time in Europe. He desired to build his state – Nsaba State to the caliber of the cities in Europe. He knew that the state had enough resources to do this, but inept leadership and corruption were the barriers. The electorate had been fooled over and over. And they chose to be fooled again.

When people came to the field, they did not see all the fanfare that accompanied Kusunga’s campaign trail. All the freebies that were handed out during Kusunga’s rally, were not present. Not even free food and drinks. The people considered him a joker. They simply kissed their teeth and walked away. His message was simple. Every time you take a gift from the political elite, you are selling away your future. Every time you take money from the elite you are selling your power of demanding for accountability. Every time you eat free food and drink free booze, you simply have sold your life away and the lives of your children. People ignored him, he was accused of being stingy. He was accused of lacking the wherewithal to contest an election. He was called mismatch with Kusunga. But he argued with them that his quest, was about his people and not a fight between himself and Kusunga. “I am here to serve my people and not to steal from them” he announced. They made a mockery of him and he refused to be discouraged. However, he gave them a warning that in the future, they will remember the saying – “stolen funds being used to fund elections is why the state was not making progress. You have all been bought over. You cannot demand for accountability because you have eaten from the pot” Mr. Atta indicted them.

The general elections came and went. Chief Kususnga was declared the winner. There was great rejoicing in the land. Kusunga positioned his people in places of authority. They milked the state dry and started borrowing money from foreign countries. First it started as a joke. Then it was confirmed that the Chinese was giving a large chunk of loan to Nsaba state and the collateral was all the untapped bauxite in the state. Hairs raised and questions were asked.

Mr. Atta was right at his farm, planting and harvesting watermelons. He had relocated to his village and was living a quiet and serene life. He didn’t lack food. Customers were always streaming to his farm to buy farm produce. In the heat of the day, he was resting under the big mango tree in his farm when the elders of the land came visiting.

“Good day Mr. Atta.”

“Good day,” he responded.

“What a beautiful farm you have here.” “Thanks,” he responded. “Now cut off all this crap, what brings you here?” he asked sternly.

“Why are you angry with us?”

“Well you have never visited me, you have never said hello to me since the elections and here you are today at my farm. A toad does not hop about in the daylight without something chasing it.”

“Well we have come to visit you as an illustrious son of the soil, as someone who has the interest of our state at heart.”

“Oh k.”

“Won’t you at least welcome us the traditional way?”

Sitting on benches around the old mango tree, with a keg of palm wine and some garden egg, the opinion and community leaders broke bread.

“Have you not noticed the spate of corruption in the land?” Chief Idoma spoke.

“I hear the treasury is dry and the Chinese will soon take over all our bauxite industries.” Chief Efiat lamented.

“We are finished,” they dirged.

“Say something Mr. Atta.”

Mr. Atta picked his native cup and drank some more palm wine from it. He cleared his throat and asked, “what do you want me to say?”

“What must we do, wise one?”

“Very soon our god given resources will be completely taken over by foreigners” Chief Idoma wailed.

“We have shares and interests in our companies, what went wrong?” Mr. Utasi splurted.

“I hear that, the Chinese, when they take over your company they bring in their folks to inundate the place.”

“But what did they borrow this huge sums for and why have they not been repaying the money as was agreed?”

“If you guys don’t have anything better to discuss, I would like to adjourn this session as I have to go to my farm and do my afternoon rounds. But before I go to the farm, I will show you all the memorabilia.” He took them to a large room in his farm cottage and in this room were posters of his messages during the electioneering days. He asked them to read the texts and messages and when they were done, they should close the door of his study and leave his farm.”

The elders were in shock. They knew that Mr. Atta was done with them. All his messages and data were plastered all over the wall.

One stood out – ‘You accept a gift from a politician, you disempower yourself from demanding for accountability.’ Another poster read ‘They say I am stingy, it’s because I don’t have money to waste. I will not steal and I will not give what I don’t have.’ On the exit door, a large poster read ‘posterity will tell. We will see in the future.’

It was like being in a room of prophecies. It was a Deja vu experience. The memories of the mockeries they meted out to Mr. Atta because he couldn’t afford to bribe them came flooding to them. They knew that indeed they had mortgaged their future and the future of their unborn children. All the cars they drove were from the governor. Where did he get the money to fund those big cars? All the brown envelopes they were given at the end of every month and during festivities, where did it come from? All the big feasts the governor held for them every now and then, where did he get the money from? Within a year of taking over power as the governor of the state, he had built  ultra modern architectural edifices for himself in different cities in the country, where did he get the money from. His wife and children were constantly travelling abroad on first class tickets. His children were schooling in Europe and the US. How did he fund these endeavours? His associates and government officials lived large, funding an exorbitant lifestyle with numerous girlfriends. The common man suffered. The commoners went to the elders of the land to ask- why this suffering? The elders could not demand for accountability because they were part of the mess. Anytime a people refuse to question evil acts, they pay for it dearly and this is the price they have to pay. The Chinese invasion of Nsaba State.

*dirged (The dictionary form is a noun but I have used it here as a verb utilizing my poetic license)

Uwem Mbot Umana©2020

 

Answer the following questions – 100 marks
1. Write in your own words the meaning of the following words: (16 marks)

a) trickled
b) caliber
c) inept
d) corruption
e) barriers
f) electorate
g) freebies
h) stingy
i) wherewithal
j) treasury
k) dirged
l) wailed
m) splurted
n) inundate
o) Deja vu
p) exorbitant

2. Explain the meaning of the following words or phrases: (11 marks)
a) a scholar par excellence
b) The people considered him a joker
c) Every time you take a gift from the political elite, you are selling away your future
d) mismatch
e) quest
f) mockery
g) You cannot demand for accountability because you have eaten from the pot
h) indicted
i) memorabilia
j) They knew that Mr. Atta was done with them
k) The Chinese invasion of Nsaba State

3. A. Who gave loan to Nsaba State (1 mark)
B. What was the collateral for the loan? (1 mark)
C. What natural resource is Nsaba State endowed with? (1 mark)

4. After the elections, where did Mr. Atta relocate to? (1 mark)
5. Describe Mr. Atta in your own words (not more than 100 words) 50 marks
6. After the elections, what did Mr. Atta do for a livelihood? (1 mark)
7. Why did the elders of the land go to visit Mr. Atta? (5 marks)
8. A. Was Mr. Attah happy to see the elders? (1 mark)
B. Give an evidence from the text to support your answer. (2 marks)
9. When you accept a gift from a politician, you disempower yourself from demanding for accountability.
A. Do you agree? (1 mark)
B. Why? (3 marks)
10. Write down 6 questions you would like to ask Mr. Atta. Don’t write questions that require yes/no as an answer. (6 marks)

9 Comments

  1. For Susan

    1a. Trickled: A small flow of liquid.
    b. Caliber: A quality of someone’s characer.
    c. Inept: Having or showing no skill.
    d. Corruption: Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
    e. Barriers: A fence or other obstacle that prvents movemntts or access.
    f. Electorate: All the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election.
    g. Freebies: A thing that is provided or given free of charge.
    h. Stingy: Mean, ungenerous.
    i. Wherewithal: The money given or other means needed for a particular purpose.
    j. Treasruy: The funds or revenue of a state, institution or society.
    k. Dirged: A lament for the the dead, especially one formed in part of a funeral rite.
    l. Wailed: A proloned high-pitched cry or pain, greif, or anger.
    m. Splutered: Push out with force; spit out.
    n. Inudate: Over-whelm someone with things or people to be dealt with.
    o. Dega vu: Is a feeling that has lived through the present situaton before.
    p. Exorbitant: Of a price or amount charged unreasonably high.

    2. A scholar par excellence: is a highly educated or one who has an appttitude for study.
    b. Considered him a joker: someone who is not serious.
    c. Every time you take gift from a political elite,you sell away your future: Becuase it will afect your sense of judgement.
    d. Mismatch: A failure to correspond or match.
    e. Quest: A long or aduouns search for flow in a stream.
    f. Mockery: Teasing and contemptuous language or behaviour directed at a particular person or thing.
    g. You cannot demand for accountability because you have eaten from the pot: They are part of the mess so there is no answer to give.
    h. Indicted: Formally accuse of or charge with a crime.
    i. Memorabilia: Objects kept or collected because of their associations with memorable people or events.
    j. They knew that Mr. Atta was done with them: Mr. Atta was tired of them being fooled again and again
    k.The Chinese invasion of Nsaba State: It was the Chinese that came on their own without anyone inviting them.

    3. The chinese people.
    b. All the untapped bauxite in the state.
    c. Bauxite.

    4. He relocated to his village.

    5. Mr. Atta is a scholar par exelence. He is well educated. He is very honest, sincere and calculative. He is also a responsible and patriotic citizen. He knows how to tell the truth always. For example, in the election. he told them what would happen if they do not take his advice serious and do the right things. In the end I see him as a person that wants nothing but the best for his country.

    6. He started farming.

    7. They came to seek for his opinion.
    8. No he was not.
    b. He spoke to them angrily and had no time for them
    9.YES
    a.Because you simply have sold your life away and the lives of your children.

    10a. Why did you go to Europe?
    b. Why did you encourage the elders to see your room?
    c. Why did you relocate to the village?
    d. How did you know that the people will regret?
    e. How differently would you have handled things?
    f. How would the people vote without being bribed/

  2. 1a. Trickled: A small flow of liquid.
    b. Caliber: A quality of someone’s characer.
    c. Inept: Having or showing no skill.
    d. Corruption: Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
    e. Barriers: A fence or other obstacle that prvents movemnts or access.
    f. Electorate: All the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election.
    g. Freebies: A thing that is provided or given free of charge.
    h. Stingy: Mean, ungenerous.
    i. Wherewithal: The money given or other means needed for a particular purpose.
    j. Treasruy: The funds or revenue of a state,institution or society.
    k. Dirged: A lament for the the dead, especially one formed in part of a funeral rite.
    l. Wailed: A proloned high-pitched cry or pain, greif,or anger.
    m. Splutered: Push out with force; spit out.
    n. Inudate: Over-whelm someone with things or people to be dealt with.
    o. Dega vu: A feeling that has lived through the present situaton before.
    p. Exorbitant: Of a price or amount charged unreasonably high.

    2. A scholar par excellence is a highly educated or has an appttitude for study .
    b. Considered him a joker: someone who is not serious.
    c. Every time you take gift from a political eli you sell away your future: Because its funds that should have been used to make the country bettter. So if used to get you a gift then no money for country building.
    d. Mismatch: A failure to correspond or match.
    e. Quest: A long or aduouns searcch for flow in a stream.
    f. Mockery: teasing and contemptuous language or behaviour directed at a particular person or thing.
    g. You cannot demand for accountability because you have eaten from the pot:Like in the last paragraph” The elders could not complain for fight back because they were part of the mess.”
    h. Indicted: formally accuse of or charge with a crime.
    i. Memorabilia: objects kept or collected because of their associations with memorable people or events.
    j. They knew that Mr. Atta was done with them: Mr. Atta was tired of them being fooled over again ooled over and again.
    k. The Chinese invasion of Nsaba State: The Chinese came uninvited and are taking over the country.
    3. The Chinese people.
    b. Their untapped bauite.
    c. The Bauxite.

    4. He relocated to his village.

    5. Mr. Atta is an illustrious son of the soIL ”A scholar par excellence. Someone who has the interest of the state at heart”. He speaks tthe ttruh without fear and does nott care even if he has to stand alone. He is sincere and wants his peopleto to prosper. He is also a very peaceful man.

    6.He started farming

    7. Because he is a respected man and tthey wanted to know what he has to offer

    8. No he was not.
    b Well its clear from heir discussion;“What a beautiful farm you have here.” “Thanks,” he responded. “Now cut off all this crap, what brings you here?” he asked sternly. We see tthat he was angry from what he people said; “Why are you angry with us?”

    9.YES
    a.Because you simply have sold your life away and the lives of your children.

    10.How many people did you help or support?
    b. Why did you show the elders the posters?
    c. Why where you angry with the elders?
    d. Why didn’t you bribe the people to vote for you since that is what the want?
    e. Why did you not go ahead and defend or fight for your people?
    f. As a politican won’t you have come close to your people for support ?

  3. 1a. Of a number of people, moving gradually into a big place, e.g a hall, a field, a large auditorium, e.t.c.
    b. The extremely good state of existence of a particular place, person or occupation.
    c. The characteristic of a person (or people), acting in an unskilled and unreasonable manner in a bid to get something done easily.
    d. The state of doing things in an unlawful, unreasonable, wrong and negative way in order to get things done quickly and easily, without having to go through the process.
    e. A thing or a situation that obstructs or prevents something from moving on, or taking place.
    f. The mass of people in the position to vote for candidates in an election.
    g. Things that are freely given out to people, without expecting payment, either in a promo or in a political election.
    h. The attribute of refusing to give something out or share with others.
    i. The necessary resources (such as money, time, e.t.c.) needed to effectively perform a service.
    j. The major source of revenue of a particular country, state or organization.
    k. A way of singing a song in a slow and sad manner.
    l. To say something in a way that makes it sound like a sad cry.
    m. To say something or push out one’s words with force, resulting from the emotion he/she is feeling at the moment.
    n. To send in so many people that they will not be able to cope or deal with them all.
    o. A feeling of having a past experience play out before you now.
    p. Unreasonably and unnecessarily high.
    2a. A scholar whose excellence is just as good as it should be.
    b. The people felt that he was faking his campaign for the election.
    c. By accepting gifts from political elites, you are unknowingly increasing the amount of money the state is meant to pay back to the country who granted them the loans. Thereby, the state will continue to be in debt.
    d. Two things that are combined, but do not necessarily go together.
    e. The plan or goal that one has set out to achieve.
    f. Acts or comments that are performed or uttered in order to make someone feel stupid or ridiculous.
    g. You can’t try to justify yourself by blaming those in power because you have contributed to the problem.
    h. To officially charge someone of a crime.
    i. A group of things or artifacts that are connected in a way to a past event, a famous person, e.t.c.
    j. They knew that Mr. Atta was in no position to assist them again.
    k. Because the leaders of Nsaba state collected loans from China and did not pay back, the Chinese were ready to take over their bauxite industries in order to get those loans paid back.
    3a. China
    b. The bauxite industries.
    c. Bauxite
    4. To his village.
    5. Mr. Atta was a well-bred and patriotic citizen. He was more than ready to rule Nsaba state with the sole purpose of making it a better place for its citizens. He detested corruption and was not easily moved by the pressure the masses tried to put on him for not giving them freebies during his campaign. He tried his best to warn the people against collecting bribes (freebies) from the political elites in order to vote for them. After he lost the election, he retired to his village and reminded the chiefs of his past warnings.
    6. Farming.
    7. In order to hear his advice on the situation they were currently facing.
    8a. NO
    b. “Now cut off all this crap, what brings you here?” he asked sternly.
    9. Yes, I do.

  4. 1a. Of a number of people, moving gradually into a big place, e.g. A hall, a field, a large auditorium, e.t.c.
    b. The extremely good state of existence of a particular place, person or occupation.
    c. The characteristic of a person (or people), acting in an unskilled and unreasonable manner in a bid to get something done easily.
    d. The state of doing things in an unlawful, unreasonable, wrong and negative way in order to get things done quickly and easily without having to go through the process.
    e. A thing or a situation that obstructs or prevents something from moving on, or taking place.
    f. The mass of people in the position to vote for candidates in an election.
    g. Things that are freely given out to people, without expecting payment, either in a promo or in a political election.
    h. The attribute of refusing to give something out or share with others.
    i. The necessary resources (such as money, time, e.t.c.) needed to effectively perform a service.
    j. The major source of revenue of a particular country, state or organization.
    k. A way of singing a song in a slow and sad manner.
    l. To say something in a way that makes it sound like a sad cry.
    m. To say something or push out one’s words with force, resulting from the emotion he/she is feeling at the moment.
    n. To send in so many people that they will not be able to cope or deal with them all.
    o. A feeling of having a past experience play out before you now.
    p. Unreasonably and unnecessarily high.
    2a. A scholar whose excellence is just as good as it should be.
    b. The people felt that he was faking his campaign for the election.
    c. By accepting gifts from political elites, you are unknowingly increasing the amount of money the state is owing the country who granted them loans. Thereby, the state will always be in debt.
    d. Two things that are combined, but do not necessarily go together.
    e. The plan or goal that one sets out to achieve.
    f. Acts or comments that are performed or uttered in order to make someone feel stupid or ridiculous.
    g. You can’t try to justify yourself by blaming those in power because you have contributed to the problem.
    h. To officially charge someone with a crime.
    i. A group of things or artifacts that are connected in a way to a past event, a famous person, e.t.c.
    j. They knew that Mr. Atta was in no position to assist them again.
    k. Because the leaders of Nsaba state collected loans from China and did not pay back, the Chinese were ready to take over their bauxite industries in order to get those loans paid back.
    3a. China
    b. The bauxite industries.
    c. Bauxite.
    4. To his village.
    5. Mr. Atta was a well-bred and patriotic citizen. He was more than ready to rule Nsaba state with the sole purpose of making it a better place for its citizens. He detested corruption and was not easily moved by the pressure the masses tried to put on him for not giving them freebies during his campaign. He tried his best to warn the people against collecting bribes (freebies) from the political elites in order to vote for them. After he lost the election, he retired to his village and reminded the chiefs of his past warnings.
    6. Farming.
    7. In order to hear his advice on the situation they were currently facing.
    8a. NO
    b. “Now cut off all this crap, what brings you here?” He asked sternly.
    9a. Yes, I do.
    b. Because, when you continue to accept gifts from the politicians, you are not demanding for his accountability. You are only demanding for the pleasures he can offer, nothing more and nothing less.
    10i. What drives your motivation for Nsaba state?
    ii. How did you feel when you were ridiculed by the electorates?
    iii. How did you feel when you lost the election?
    iv. Why did you relocate to your village after the election?
    v. Why were you angry at the chiefs when they came to visit you at your farm?
    vi. What is your advice for the people of Nsaba state now that they have sold themselves to the Chinese?

  5. I have received all the results posted. I will release them on midnight of Sunday… the deadline time.

  6. 1a)trickled-a small flow of liquid
    b)caliber- the quality of someone character
    c)inept- having or showing no skill ( clumsy)
    d) corruption- is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offence yndertaken by a person or an organization
    e) barriers- a fence or other obstacle that prevent movement
    f) electorate- the people who are eligible to vote in an election
    g) freebies: a thing that is provided or given free of charge
    h) stingy- ungenerous
    I) wherewithal- mean of supplies for the purpose of need especially money
    j) treasury- a place or building where treasure are stored.
    k) dirged- expressing mourning or grief
    l)wailed- express deep sorrow
    m)splurted-to increase energy for a short period
    n)invndate- overwhelm with thing or people to be dealth with
    o) deja vu- a common inituitive experience that has happened to many of us
    p) exorbitant- price or amount unreasonably high

    2a) being the best of a kind
    b) a person who is fund of joking
    c) do the right thing
    d) a failure to correspond or match
    e) a long or arduous search for something
    f) teasing
    g) the choice you make when you are young can inpact your future
    h) formally accused of or charge with a crime
    I) object kept or collected
    j) because he is a serious man
    K) Chinese that came yo nsaba state

    3a) kusunga
    b) a large chunk of loan
    c) he position them in place of authority

    4 nsaba state
    5mr attah is a came for his campaign and he Desire to build his state nsaba to the Caliber of the city in Europe . Mr attach was also right at faminghe has relocated to his village and was living a quiet and a serene life with not lacking any thing he was a man that can bring proverb and he is a man that doesn’t tolorate nonsense . He doesn’t like politics and corruption he is a well know man a people come to him for advice.
    6) farming
    7) for help
    8 ) no
    9a)yes
    10a why is he angry
    b)Why is he farming if he is a man authority too
    c) why is there always poster of things in his house.
    d) why is he so strict
    e) why didn’t he say something when the other elders wanted he to say something.

  7. 1a)a small flow of liquid
    b) the quality of someone character
    c) having or showing no skill ( clumsy)
    d) is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offence yndertaken by a person or an organization
    e) a fence or other obstacle that prevent movement
    f) electorate- the people who are eligible to vote in an election
    g) a thing that is provided or given free of charge
    h) – ungenerous
    I) mean of supplies for the purpose of need especially money
    j) a place or building where treasure are stored.
    k) dirged- expressing mourning or grief
    l) express deep sorrow
    m)to increase energy for a short period
    n)overwhelm with thing or people to be dealth with
    o) a common inituitive experience that has happened to many of us
    p) price or amount unreasonably high

    2a) being the best of a kind
    b) a person who is fund of joking
    c) do the right thing
    d) a failure to correspond or match
    e) a long or arduous search for something
    f) teasing
    g) the choice you make when you are young can inpact your future
    h) formally accused of or charge with a crime
    I) object kept or collected
    j) because he is a serious man
    K) Chinese that came yo nsaba state

    3a) kusunga
    b) a large chunk of loan
    c) he position them in place of authority

    4 nsaba state
    5mr attah is a came for his campaign and he Desire to build his state nsaba to the Caliber of the city in Europe . Mr attach was also right at faminghe has relocated to his village and was living a quiet and a serene life with not lacking any thing he was a man that can bring proverb and he is a man that doesn’t tolorate nonsense . He doesn’t like politics and corruption he is a well know man a people come to him for advice.
    6) farming
    7) for help
    8 ) no
    9a)yes
    10a why is he angry
    b)Why is he farming if he is a man authority too
    c) why is there always poster of things in his house.
    d) why is he so strict
    e) why didn’t he say something when the other elders wanted he to say something.

  8. 1a. Trickled : To make something flow slowly in a thin stream.
    b. Caliber : The ability of someone.
    c. Inept : One being clumsy.
    d. Corruption : The act of being dishonest.
    e. Barriers : An obstacle that’s prevents movement.
    f. Electorate : Capable of voting in an election.
    g. Freebie : Something given without charge or cost.
    h. Stingy : Not willing to give.
    I. Where without: Funds or means required to accomplish a task.
    j. Treasury : A place where precious items are kept.
    k. Dirged : A lamenting expression.
    l. Wailed : To lament.
    m. Splurted : Forcefully push out.
    n. Inundate: Overwhelmed with things or people to be dealth with.
    o. Deja Vu : The feeling that one has lived through the present situation before.
    p. Exorbitant: Unreasonable.

    2a. A scholar par excellence: A brilliant person.
    b. The people considered him a joker: people thought of him as unserious.
    c. Every time you take a gift from the political elites,you are selling away your future: Anytime you take bribes you are selling away you rights and accountability.
    d. Mismatch: Unfair, Unequal pair.
    e. Quest: An important mission.
    f. Molkery: Abusive language.
    g. You can’t demand for accountability because you have eaten from the pot: You have collected bribe and have sold your conscience.
    h. Indicted : Formally accused.
    I. Memorabilia: Possessions collected when one belonged to a group before.
    j. They knew that Mr. Atta was done with them: they knew he will not help them and had nothing to do with them again.
    k. The Chinese invasion of Nsaba State : Taking over Nsaba State by force.

    3a. China
    b. The untapped bauxite in the state.
    c. Food crops .

    4. To his village.

    5. Mr. Atta can be described as a very wise man. Who See’s no need in bribing his way to power. This shows that he really has the interest of his people. He also seems like a man who stands for what is right and does not give up easily. He also seem strict in a way, but that doesn’t change the fact that Mr Atta would make a good leader that will lead the people right.Mr. Atta is a man that does not give up , even when he fails, he still moves on and try to make himself a happy man.

    6. He cultivated and sold farm products.

    7. To seek his advice concerning the condition of Nsaba State.

    8a. No.
    b. Because, they never came to visit him since after the election.

    9a. Yes.
    b. Because, you can’t eat your cake and have it back.

    10(1). Why was he harsh to the elders?
    (2). Why did he have some of his posters from the election posted on the wall of his office?
    (3). Why did he not try to help the elders to save Nsaba from the Chinese?
    (4). Did he ever have a meeting with the elders in his farm?
    (5). How did his family members feel after the election?
    (6). How did he feel after the election?

  9. 1a. Stroll in gently.
    b. The quality of a person.
    c. One that is clumsy.
    d. Dishonesty.
    e. Obstacles.
    f. Able to vote.
    g. Given freely.
    h. Not a giver.
    i. Ability to carry out a task.
    j. A safe where important things are kept.
    k. A sad song.
    l. To cry out loudly.
    m. Forcefully.
    n. Overwhelmed.
    o. A reoccurrent feeling.
    P. Flashy.

    2a. An intelligent person.
    b. The people thought he was unserious.
    c. You are selling your rights.
    d. Unequal.
    e. Important journey.
    f. Jesting.
    g. You have collected money and don’t have the right to demand for anything.
    h. Accused openly.
    i. Things collected when in a group.
    j. He had nothing for them anymore.
    k. Forcefully taking over Nsaba State.

    3a. China.
    b. Bauxite.
    c. Food crops

    4. His village.

    5. Mr. Atta can be described as a man who is disciplined, he does not care to please people, all he wants is to do the right thing and see that the community is developed as the foreign countries he has visited.He is also a man who has studied so well and has enough knowledge on how to rule the people.He had enough money to take care of himself and his family and he did not have money to bribe people to vote for him. Mr.Atta is a man who works very hard and expects that from the people. He also does not accept indiscipline from the way he reacted to the elders.

    6. He planted, harvested and sold farm products.

    7. To talk about helping Nsaba State.

    8a. No.
    b. They did not vote for him.

    9a. Yes.
    b. They were paying for their wrong decisions.

    10.(1) why did he not invite them to his house for a meeting?
    (2). Why did he not want to listen to the elders?
    (3). When he lost the election,what happened to him and his family?
    (4). Why did he go back to the village?
    (5). Will he contest again?
    (6). Did he think anything can be done to save Nsaba State?

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