Review of ‘Sweet Sixteen’ novel for JAMB 2019
We’ve taken out time to review the English novel ‘Sweet Sixteen’ being used for JAMB 2019. The book contains seven chapters namely;
The Letter
The Drive
Work
The Gandhi Test
Dating
Stereotype
Beauty
The novel is about a girl named Aliya Ajike Bello. Her father, Mr Bello, a journalist acts as her mentor in the novel, tutoring and navigating her about and through life. Her Mother, Mrs Bello, is a nurse. The ‘Sweet Sixteen’ novel was written by Bolaji Abdullahi an ex-Commissioner of Education in Kwara State and Minister of Youth Development and Sports in Nigeria.
StudiHUB has compiled some questions from each chapter in the novel. Do take time to read through and try to answer at least all the questions provided. Also try to understand the questions and find out the meaning of the words in the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ novel.
We advise using the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ novel to answer the questions

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THE LETTER
How many days to the end of the term examinations did Aliya turn 16?
What is Aliya’s full name?
According to Mr Bello, who is a dumb girl?
What medical ailment was wrong with Aliya?
What statement did Mr Bello use to end his conversations anytime he visited Aliya?
Who was the principal referring to when he told Aliya that her boyfriend had a special present for her?
What word was the compromise between being called a child and being called an adult for Aliya?
What was the title of the letter Mr Bello wrote to Aliya?
How many pages did the letter have and what did they represent?
What were Aliya’s religion and tribe?

THE DRIVE
What was Aliya’s nickname?
Why did Aliya envy the hawkers?
What type of job did Mr Bello and his sister do when they were growing up?
What does the term ‘Hustles and Bustles’ mean?
What was the real discussion behind the drive?
What did Aliya call her father when she wanted to get him to do something?
What were the gifts Aliya’s received from her father for her 16th birthday?
What subject did Aliya have to face immediately after her birthday?

WORK
What was Aliya’s first career choice?
Why did the girl in Aliya’s class cheat during her physics examination?
What qualities can failure teach?
As a father Mr Bello could only?
What poem did failure remind Mr Bello about?
Who was the poet?
The poem says, ‘That which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To , to , to , and not to .
Through a book you can experience?
Who was the former first lady of Philippines said to own over 3,000 pairs of shoes?
The Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran died in what year?
What was Mr Bello’s interpretation of the line; “For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams” in Khalil Gibran’s poem?

THE GANDHI TEST
Which room was the most underused room in the Bello house?
What were some souvenirs in the huge mahogany cabinet also known as the ‘Museum of Mementos’?
What is the tallest building in the world and where is it located?
What was Mr Bello’s favorite weekend breakfast?
What is the Gandhi Test?
According to Mr Bello, what is the relationship between Ethics and Morals?

DATING
What was Mr Bello’s favorite football club?
What was the ‘five-why test’ and what was its aim?
What do the acronyms; HAK, 53X, KPC, OMG, and KOTL mean?
What ruled a relationship between a boy and girl at Aliya’s age?
Where did Bobo relocate with his parents to?
A jealous mind is a?
What did the note Zak pass say?
What was Mr Bello’s theory for the cause of derailment?
According to Aliya, what does the word ‘Derailment’ mean?
Apart from money, what were the other payments for bad gratification?
What is Mr Bello’s price for most gratifications?
Apart from being a father, what was Mr Bello to Aliya?
What incident happened at Aliya’s school?
Why were a majority of students failing WAEC at Aliya’s secondary school?

STEREOTYPE
What was the name of the book Mr Bello gave Aliya and who is the author?
What would Aliya’s sleeping position remind people of?
How could Aliya tell when her parents were having issues?
What does the idiom “as thick as thieves” mean?
How did Rebecca stereotype Aliya?
What was Mr Bello’s description of the most beautiful garden?
Why did the back slave not kill the white captor?

BEAUTY
Why did Mr Bello tell Aliya the story of the slaves and captors?
What did the Biology teacher do to Aliya?
What names did the Biology teacher call Aliya?
Who is a truly beautiful person?
It is possible for you to change people simply by __?
What did Mr Bello mean by ‘Generous’?
What drives bullies to bully other people?
What did Aliya want to donate to the school clinic?
Why did the deep voice stop the hunter?
The questions above are some of the questions we obtained from the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ novel. Study them and understand them as some as tricky.

Words to check out the meaning from the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ novel include;
Sneer
Caries
Vehemently
Artifacts
Deter
Retorted
Hassled


Emulate
Araldite
Bemoaning
Entail
Agitation
Consternation
Infatuation
Jeopardy
Persisted
Jolted
Trailed
Mischievous
Derailment
Turbulence
Gratification
Daunting
Anticipation
Heartily
Sauntered
Plotting
Banter
Gloomy


Stereotype
Weary
Torah
Paunch
Dismissive
Frantically
Bated
Tranquil
Trudge
Hallucinate
Frenetic
Here is a compiled list of uncommon words extracted from the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ novel. 

 

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