Aké: The Years of Childhood Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following best describes the temperament of the new baby in Chapter 7?
(a) Boisterous and crying.
(b) Curious and intelligent.
(c) Quiet and sickly.
(d) Endlessly hungry.

2. Who is Paa Adatan's stated enemy?
(a) Adolf Hitler.
(b) The government of Nigeria.
(c) Egungun, the earth spirit.
(d) Essay.

3. In Chapter 8, how does Wild Christian react to the coming of the Bote troops?
(a) She invites them to her shop, and gives them steep discounts on her goods.
(b) Fearful of their reputation, she closes her shop for the day.
(c) She spits in a troop's face, and orders Paa Adatan to attack them.
(d) She invites them to her shop, and charges them double.

4. In Chapter 7, what does the baby return from the hospital with?
(a) A miniature version of an iron lung machine.
(b) A cast around both feet.
(c) Two long feeding tubes inserted into her arms.
(d) A plaster cast around her torso.

5. In Chapter 2, what does Wole believe about St. Peter?
(a) St. Peter is an ancestral spirit that can be conversed with.
(b) St. Peter is responsible for the beautiful music he hears every morning.
(c) St. Peter is the source of his constant hunger.
(d) St. Peter lives on Wole's roof and is always spying on him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What "bad habit" does Wole admit to in Chapter 4?

2. In Chapter 4, why does Wole hide in the pantry?

3. What is Wole's nickname for the new radio in Chapter 8?

4. What is the name of Wole's family servant?

5. When Wole sleeps with the other children in Chapter 6, what kind of nightmare does he have?

(see the answer key)

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