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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What trick does Essay play on Wole with a light bulb in Chapter 8?
(a) Essay gets Wole to believe it is a spirit trapped in a bottle.
(b) Essay installs the light bulb in Wole's room, so he can't sleep.
(c) Essay pretends it takes a magical spell to turn the light on.
(d) When Wole breaks the light bulb, Essay pretends the light bulb cost hundreds of dollars.

2. Why does Mrs. B punish her maid in Chapter 6?
(a) The maid did not clean the bathroom correctly.
(b) The maid stole the sugar jar.
(c) The maid was caught kissing a boy.
(d) The maid wet her bed.

3. What do Osiki and Wole initially have in common?
(a) A fondness for Tinu.
(b) They are physical neighbors.
(c) A love of good food.
(d) A love of the spoken word.

4. What are ghommids?
(a) Forest creatures which hunt for children.
(b) Fashionable shoes that schoolchildren wear.
(c) Mystical fruits that grant immortality.
(d) Gifts provided to the parents of a woman of marriageable age.

5. What is the name of Wole's family servant?
(a) Tinu.
(b) Wild Christian.
(c) Osiki.
(d) Nubi.

6. At the beginning of Chapter 6, who sleeps on the communal mat in Wild Christian's room?
(a) Mr. and Mrs. B.
(b) Osiki.
(c) Stray children from the village.
(d) Essay.

7. What subject dominates the radio waves in Chapter 8?
(a) World War II.
(b) The comedy of Jack Benny.
(c) A radio program called 'The Shadow.'
(d) The Nigerian fight for independence.

8. Which is NOT a name given to the master of Wole's parsonage compound?
(a) Pa Delumo.
(b) Wild Man.
(c) Reverend.
(d) Canon.

9. How does Wole get his first look at the world outside the parsonage's walls in Chapter 3?
(a) He is hoisted onto a ladder which overlooks the compound's walls.
(b) He sits with his family on their roof during a fireworks display.
(c) He is rushed to a hospital.
(d) He trespasses into the church bell tower.

10. After Paa Adatan's conflict with troops in Chapter 8, which term best describes his emotional state?
(a) Rage.
(b) Gaiety.
(c) Love.
(d) Disillusionment.

11. Who or what is emi esu?
(a) A term of affection for a young woman.
(b) A respected village elder.
(c) The tribal equivalent of the Devil.
(d) A large, leafy plant.

12. What is Wole's problem at the beginning of Chapter 4?
(a) His home has run out of yams.
(b) The servant is bathing him in a rough fashion.
(c) He can't go to school, and wants to.
(d) He is lost in the town of Ibara.

13. Who does Wole initially believe the drunken soldier in Chapter 8 to be?
(a) His long-lost brother.
(b) Adolf Hitler.
(c) Wild Christian.
(d) Uncle Sanya.

14. What "job" is Wole given at the end of Chapter 5?
(a) Wole is given responsibility for distributing an underground newspaper.
(b) Wole is given responsibility for tending the backyard roses.
(c) Wole is asked to keep an eye on mischievous Osiki.
(d) Wole is put in charge of making sure no sugar is missing from the sugar jar.

15. In Chapter 2, what does Wole believe about St. Peter?
(a) St. Peter is responsible for the beautiful music he hears every morning.
(b) St. Peter is an ancestral spirit that can be conversed with.
(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. Who is "Tinu?"

2. Why does Essay punish a teacher at school in Chapter 5?

3. What is the name of Wole's baby sister in Chapter 7?

4. What is the name of Wole's hometown?

5. What is an iyan?

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