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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 4 and 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What are egungun?
(a) Mysterious ancestral spirits.
(b) Two-story houses common throughout Ake.
(c) Candles used during religious ceremonies.
(d) The parsonage school's official rules of conduct.

3. Why does Wole destroy the family's roses at the end of Chapter 5?
(a) He was getting back at Essay for beating him earlier.
(b) He destroyed the roses on a dare from Osiki.
(c) Waving a vegetable stalk, he imagined a swordfight, and got carried away.
(d) He thought Wild Christian needed roses for her famous stew.

4. What "bad habit" does Wole admit to in Chapter 4?
(a) Dipping his fingers in the Wash-Hand Basin.
(b) Sloppiness while eating a pomegranate fruit.
(c) Making a loud clucking sound with his tongue at inappropriate times.
(d) Crossing his heart for no reason when crossing the street.

5. What is an "abiku?"
(a) A pejorative term for someone who gossips.
(b) A fearsome goat-demon said to haunt farmers.
(c) A spirit child halfway between the dead and living.
(d) A light breeze said to be an omen of luck and good fortune.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wole believe about the pomegranate fruit in Chapter 1?

2. What activity did Wole do every New Year?

3. How did Essay get his name?

4. Who is "Tinu?"

5. What do people call Wole's grandfather?

(see the answer key)

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