About the Book The life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli

(JAMB 2023 Novel)

The Life Changer is a debut novel that changes the narrative of life in campus. Laced
with underlying optimism, the book upholds the tenets of hope and redemption in the
lives of our youth.

This is Khadija Abubakar Jalli’s first publication and she seems to be saying that
the female voice is making a rebound on the parapet of African literary scene. The
story follows the escapades of Salma and her roommates in the university as a swim
in the turbulent and seamy tides of the academia.

Khadija holds a B.Sc (Ed) Mathematics degree. She is an entrepreneur and CEO of
She’s Boutique Afrique Khadija Abubakar Jalli is married with children.


1. Who published the book “THE LIFE CHANGER”
a. Bolaji Abdullahi
b. A.H Mohamed
c. Khadijat Abubakar Jalli ✅
d. Hammed Jalli
2. The novel is divided into how many chapters
a. 7
b. 8
c. 9 ✅
d. 10
3. In the novel it was stated that __ is the second to English in the ranking of
international languages
A. Mathematics
B. French ✅
C. Social Studies
D. None of the above
4. first question the teacher asked was “who can tell me how to say______ in
A. I love you
B. Good morning ✅
C. Stand up
D. Go out
5. Who was Bint telling the story of her classroom encounter with their
meddlesome social studies teacher the previous week
A. Ummi
B. Omar
C. Her two sisters ✅
D. Her sister
6. In the novel, “good morning” in french means
A. Banjour
B. Bonjur
C. Bonjoo
D. Bonjour ✅
7. “And how do you say that’s very good in french, who asked this question.
A. The teacher
B. The French Mistress
C. Bint ✅
D. None of the above
8. “Cest tres being” in English means
A. Good
B. That’s very good ✅
C. That’s very bad
D. Good morning
9. Bint immediate elder sister is ___
A. Jamila ✅
B. Omar
C. Ummi
D. Teemah
10. Between Omar and Bint there is such great affinity that no one dare __ at
her intransigence
A. Frown ✅
B. Hissed
C. Look
D. None of the above
11. Who was the first child in Bint family.
A Jamila
B. Omar ✅
C. Ummi
D. Salihu
12. Ummi means _ in the novel
A. Dad
B. Sister
C. Mummy ✅
D. Uncle..
13. Who insisted on calling Ummi mum
B. Jamila
C. Mallam Salihu
D. Omar ✅
14. “au revoir” means ___ in the novel
A. Welcome
B. Goodbye ✅
C. Good morning
D. Good
15. Who is the second child of the family.
A. Bint
B. Jamila
C. Teemah ✅
D. Omar
16. Omar was dressed in ____ jean and ____ shirts when he went to greet his mom
in the morning
A. White and blue
B. Blue and white ✅
C. White and black
D. Blue and black
17. How old was Omar when he gained admission into the university
A. 19
B. 18 ✅
C. 20
D. 21
18. Omar was given admission to study __at the Kongo Campus of Ahmadu
Hello University, Zaria
A. Pharmacy
B. Medicine and Surgery
C. Law. ✅
D. Computer Science
19. Who was Omar immediate younger sister
A. Bint
B. Teemah ✅
C. Jamila
D. None of the above
20. The first daughter in the family is _
A. Teemah ✅
B. Bint
C. Jamila
D. Omar
21. “Just call yourself Omar Esquire” _ said
A. Bint
B. Jamila
C. Ummi
D. Teemah ✅
22. Bint Father read________
A. Law
B. Accounting ✅
C. Pharmacology
D. None of the above
23. Who did Omar called blabbermouth
A. Bint
B. Teemah ✅
C. Jamila
D. Ummi
24. Who promised to upgrade Omar touch light phone to a smart android phone
A. Dad. ✅
B. Mum
C. His sister’s
D. Mistress
25. Let’s go outside and sit under the mango tree in the courtyard” _ said
A. Mum
B. Omar
C. Jamila ✅
D. Bint
26. While they tropped out and went to the courtyard, white plastic chairs were
already there, ____ and _ began dusting them with an old piece of clothing
A. Omar , Bint
B. Bint, Teemah
C. Bint, Jamila ✅
D. Omar, Jamila
27. “I want to drink zobo” _ said
A. The last daughter ✅
B. The first daughter
C. The first male child
D. Bint immediate elder sister
28. Ummi community name is called ___
A. Lafeyette
B. Lafayette ✅
C. Lafayete
D. None of the above
29. Omar scored ___ credits including English and Mathematics at the very
first attempt in his WAEC Examination
A. 8
B. 7 ✅
C. 5
D. 9
30. Who is always looking for Omar trouble
A Bint
B. Teemah ✅
C. Jamila
D. Ummi
31. Who used to say “what you teach a child is like writing on a hard rock and
when dried it would be difficult to erase”
✅: Ummi’s Grandmom
32. Omar scored ____ in his JAMB
A. 230 ✅
B. 240
C. 210
D. 250
33. The _was the life changer for Omar
A. Passing his weac result
B. Admission ✅
C. Passing the Jamb
D. None of the above
34. Omar mother was a/an_______
A. Lawyer
B. Accountant
C. Teacher ✅
D. Pharmacist
35. Who did the social studies teacher call on to help him answer Bint’s questions?
✅: He asked the French Mistress who often teaches the senior classes to help him
answer Bint question
36. What time does Ummi’s husband usually close from work
A. 8pm
B. 5pm ✅
C. 4pm
D. 7pm
37. Why didn’t Ummi tell her children a story about her experience in the
✅: Because she felt they were much to young to know about life on campus,
especially her own experience
38. Why did Omar have to wait two days before checking his admission status
✅: Because he didn’t have a smartphone unlike his friends who has checked their
immediately using smartphone
39. Who did Ummi describe as a tall, attractive and busty lady with fair
✅ Salma
40. Where did Ummi and Salma first meet?
✅: They met at the Faculty Registration Office
41. Ummi visit the HOD shortly after her registration in order to get her_____&
A. Student ID card
B. Matric number ✅
C. Matric gown
D. None of the above
42. Ummi’s H.O.D name is ___
A. Dr Samuel John
B. Dr Samuel Johnson ✅
C. Samuel Johnson
D. Sam Johnson
43. How many students had the HOD interviewed before he attended to ummi
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. None ✅
44. Ummi’s matric number is
A. UP0001
B. UG0001 ✅
C. UG00001
D. UG0002
45. What tribe is Dr Samuel Johnson from.
A. Yoruba ✅
B. Igbo
C. Hausa
D. None
46. What was the agreement between Ummi’s Father and ummi before she
A. She should get married before she graduate ✅
B. She should get married after her graduation
C. Marry before registration
D. None of the above
47. The people of______ were happy that their daughter ummi, was going to the
✅: Lafayette
48. In my school for just wearing the wrong colour of sandals you would be sent
home _said
A. Bint ✅
B. Omar
C. Ummi
D. Teemah
49. Money moves mountain_____said
A. The young man
B. Salma ✅
C. Dr Samuel Johnson
D. Tomiwa
50. Salma full name is_______
A. Salma ahmed
B. Salma hammed
C. Salma Mulhammed
D. Salma mohammed ✅
51. Ummi full name is ___
A. Ummi ahmed
B. Ummi Ahmad ✅
C. Ummi Mohammed
D. Ummi hammed
52. Was Ummi wearing her hijab at the HOD office
A. Yes
B. No ✅
C. I don’t know
D. None of the above
53. Another name for the tricycle in the novel is ____
✅: Keke Napep


54. Who assisted Ummi’s husband with Ummi admission
✅ Dr Samuel Johnson
55. Which story were Ummi’s girls seemed eager to hear?
A. Her university experience
B. The quiet one ✅
C. How she behave in the HOD office
D. How salma was sent out the school
56. In Lafayette, the District head is known as ____
✅ Hakimi
57. In Lafayette, the tradition had since been established that no stranger was
hosted or given accomodation without the knowledge and the approval of the__
A. Hakimi
B. Community leader
C. District Leader
D. A and C ✅
58. Who was called the quiet one?
A. Talle ✅
B. Zaki
C. Hakimi
D. The Courtier
59. Talle was not called the quiet one at birth?
A. True ✅
B. False
C. I don’t know
D. None
60. How old was Talle when he lost both his father and stepmother
A. 20 ✅
B. 18
C. 19
D. 22
61. Talle father and step mother died of ___
A. Disease
B. Car accident ✅
C. Sickness
D. None of the above
62. He was called Talle on account that shortly after his birth, his __ died
A. Stepmother
B. Father
C. Boka
D. Mother ✅
63. From what time to which time does Talle go to work at the local government
A. 8am – 4pm ✅
B. 6am -5pm
C. 8am – 3pm
D. 2pm – 5pm
64. Talle served as a __ at the local government office
A. Caterer
B. Barber
C. Driver ✅
D. Carpenter
65. How does Talle got the appellation of the quiet one?
✅ He was so dedicated to his piety that people actually believed that there was
something about him that indicated holiness. Talle never argued on any issues; he
hardly disagreed with anyone even if he was right he never raised his voice on
66. How many police vans came to stop outside the District head gate.
A. 3 ✅
B. 2
C. 4
D. 5
67. “Innalillahi wa Inna ilaihir raji’un” __ said
A. The Hakimi
B. The Courtier ✅
C. The police man
D. Zaki


68. How many times did Talle fainted in the Hakimi residence
A. Once
B. Twice ✅
C. Three times.
D. He never fainted
69. One there, the policemen followed Talle into the house and shortly day after
came out with a young boy of no more than _ years old
A. 12
B. 13 ✅
C. 11
D. 10
70. the boy that was drugged and kidnap spent _week/weeks in Talle house
before the police came and freed the boy.
A. 1 ✅
B. 2
C. 3
D. None
71. What was the initial price the kidnappers demanded for
A. 200000
B. 1 million ✅
C. 250000
D. None
72. __ was arrested at the point of collecting the Ransom
A. Talle
B. Zaki ✅
C. Both
D. I don’t know
73. The kidnappers Ransom price later came down from 1 million to
A. 250000 ✅
B. 500000
C. 1.5 million
D. 300000
74. Wow, that is some story, mum ____ said
A. Bint
B. Teemah
C. Jamila
D. Omar ✅
75. If he likes, let him trust everybody _said
A. Ummi
B. Bint
C. Teemah ✅
D. Jamila
76. What drove Salma out the university
A. Exam Malpractice ✅
B. Tested positive for drug abuse
C. Both A and C
D. Look done on Dr dabo
77. Who is that no-nonsense lecturer who never allowed students into his class
once he was there before them.
A. Dr Samuel Johnson
B. Dr Debo
C. Dr Dabo. ✅
D. Dr Sam john
78. Salma is from the ____
A. South
B. North ✅
C. South West
D. East
79. How many girls were in Salma room
A. 3 ✅
B. 2
C. 4
D. 2
80. Who is from Umunze in imo state
A. Tomiwa
B. Ada
C. Ngozi ✅
D. Salma
81. Ada is from _
A. Benue state ✅
B. Imo state
C. Anambra
D. None of the above
82. What is the name of Salma hostel
A. Moremi hall
B. Queen Amina hall. ✅
C. Kofo hall
D. None of the above
83. One among the following options is true of why Salma did not want to stay in
the room
A. Because the poster wasn’t beautiful
B. It was the famous Queen Amina hall
C. It was every female students dream
D. The composition of a roommates ✅
84. Who was the brightest in Salma room and perhaps in her class
A. Ada
B. Tomiwa ✅
C. Ngozi
D. Salma
85. What was tomiwa’s ambition
A. To become a dancer
B. To become a cleaner
C. To become a singer ✅
D. None of the above
86. Who did Salma became close to in the room all because she was in the know of
the latest and craziest fashion outfits.
A. Ada
B. Ngozi
C. Tomiwa ✅
D. None
87. Who would never cook for just herself alone whether her roommates ate or not.
A. Ngozi ✅
B. Ada
C. Salma
D. Tomiwa
88. What was Tomiwa’s was village food for the Kings
A. Rice
B. Infinite jollof
C. Snail ✅
D. Pounded yam
89. ____ on her own only introduced her roommates to the danwake delicacy
A. Salma ✅
B. Ada
C. Ngozi
D. Tomiwa
90. __ and ___ were muslims
A. Salma and Ada
B. Salma and Tomiwa ✅
C. Ada and Ngozi
D. None of the above.
91. Who was behind the wheel as he changed to drive from kwangila to Ahmad
Bello University.
A. Habib
B. Labaran ✅
C. Salihu
D. None.

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