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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 12 and 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is an iyan?
(a) A pounded yam.
(b) A bothersome biting insect.
(c) A see-saw playground toy.
(d) A spirit child halfway between life and death.

2. How might Wild Christian best be characterized?
(a) Boisterous and ill-tempered.
(b) Stoop-shouldered and droopy-eyed.
(c) Quiet, and thoughtful.
(d) Quick-witted and gregarious.

3. What is wrong with the man whom Wole and Broda Pupa encounter in Chapter 9 upon returning from the farm?
(a) The man has terrible stomach pains.
(b) The man had been murdered, and has a dagger sticking out from his chest.
(c) The man is running from a murderous gang.
(d) The man had been stung countless times by bees.

4. What is an "oro"?
(a) A tribal tattoo.
(b) A type of Nigerian currency.
(c) A flat shoe.
(d) A nature spirit.

5. In Chapter 9, how does Broda Pupa get a snake out of a tree?
(a) He runs a car into the tree.
(b) He flings rocks at it until it drops down.
(c) He shakes the tree.
(d) He charms the snake with a flute.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are egungun?

2. What is unusual about the beginning of Chapter 10?

3. What inspires Kemberi to give a speech in Chapter 13?

4. Who is "Tinu?"

5. What is the occupation of Broda Pupa?

(see the answer key)

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