Summary of Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji Abdullahi & Likely JAMB Questions from the text

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new mandatory Use of English novel for candidates who are writing the 2019/2020 UTME. The JAMB novel is titled “Sweet Sixteen” and is written by Bolaji Abdullahi.

All JAMB candidate are hereby notified that they are to collect this novel at the point of registration and read it thoroughly as the 2019 UTME questions will come from it, irrespective of your course of study.

Below is the details and a brief summary of the Jamb reading text, Sweet Sixteen and also some likely questions which we feel would be asked according to the book. Note that this is for practice purposes only as this doesn’t in any way suggest that they are the JAMB questions.

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Also candidates are advised to bookmark this page and always visit from time to time for regular updates about the JAMB novel.

JAMB UTME 2019 Novel Title: Sweet Sixteen
Author: Bolaji Abdullai
Genre: Fiction
Dimension: 5.5 X 8.5
Number of Pages: 53
Publisher: TND Press Limited
Publication Year: 2017
ISBN: 978-978-546-357-0.

Brief Summary of Sweet Sixteen:

The novel is about Aliya who is constantly reminding her father that she is not a child but ‘a young adult’ but as a doting father, Mr. Bello does not always agree with her.

As she’s turning sixteen with all the changes that follows, the started to notice. The expected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and no a ‘serious’ letter – a page for each year she has lived.

It chronicles the lessons he has tried to teach her and the wisdom he has attempted to pass to her. It unburdens the burning questions she has about life and sometimes shows through the cluelessness of parental units.

This leads Aliya to question who she is and why she is; with her father as a guide on this journey of discovery.

Chapter Titles:

  1. The Letter
  2. Drive
  3. Work
  4. Gandhi Test
  5. Dating
  6. Stereotype
  7. Beauty.

Note: This book is for UTME candidates only. Direct Entry applicants are to collect “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A.H. Mohammed for Direct Entry as their reading text.

Some Possible Questions from Sweet Sixteen Novel:

1. Who is the Author of the book, “Sweet Sixteen”?
(A) Bolaji Adelaji
(B) Bolaji Abdullahi
(C) Bolade Abdullahi
(D) Jerry Agada.

2. How old was Aliya in the Novel?
(A) 16
(B) 18
(C)17
(D)19.

3. According to one expert; ‘Comprehensive s*x education doesn’t encourage kids to have s*x’. True OR False.

4. KOTL means……
(A) Kiss On The Lips
(B) Kiss On The Labs
(C) Kiss On-top The Lips
(D) Kiss On-top The Legs.

5. ………. almost fainted when he heard that some students were caught on the school’s basketball court at night having ‘’s*x’.
(A) Mr James
(B) Aliya
(C) Mr Bello
(D) Bolaji.

6. Adoringly, Aliya was referred to as……….
(A) Journalist
(B) S*x Addict
(C) Beautiful Lady
(D) First Lady.

7. Mr Bello is a ………… by Professions according to the novel.
(A) an Accountant
(B) Engineer
(C) Nurse
(D) Journalist.

8. Where were the students were caught having S*X?
(A) At the Chapel
(B) Behind a Lawn Tennis Court
(C) At the Basketball Court
(D) In the Toilet.

9. …………. is the protagonist in the Novel, Sweet Sixteen.
(A) Mr Bello
(B) Aliya
(C) Mrs Bello
(D) Mr Fayose.

 

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