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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 lives on Wole's roof and is always spying on him.
(d) St. Peter is the source of his constant hunger.

3. In Chapter 2, how does Wole entertain his guests during his fourth birthday party?
(a) Playing tag.
(b) Staging a swordfight with branches as swords.
(c) Singing.
(d) Building a small house from strips of wood.

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

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

6. What activity did Wole do every New Year?
(a) Wole visited his grandparents in Isara.
(b) Wole visited a soup kitchen and volunteered.
(c) Wole attended a long church service.
(d) Wole took a day-long walking trip around Ake.

7. Who is "Tinu?"
(a) A local mystic.
(b) Wole's older sister.
(c) Wole's great aunt.
(d) Headmaster of the Grammar School.

8. What is Wole's nickname for the new radio in Chapter 8?
(a) One who speaks without expecting a reply.
(b) One with the scratchy voice.
(c) The spirit in the box.
(d) The prophet of universal information.

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

10. Who is Headmaster of the Grammar School?
(a) Reverend J. J. Ransome-Kuti.
(b) Essay.
(c) Odemo.
(d) Sanya.

11. What is the popularly-held belief about the Bote troops?
(a) They are wild and lawless, and they raid villages.
(b) They are valorous, and will fight to the death in combat.
(c) They are cowards and do not deserve the respect of the townspeople.
(d) They are spies for Hitler, and one must be very careful speaking around them.

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

13. What is called "a miracle from God" at the end of Chapter 2?
(a) The fact that Wole can read at one year of age.
(b) The fact that Wole did not lose an eye to a bad accident.
(c) Osiki's ability to not cause mischief during a church service.
(d) Tinu's sudden recovery from a bad fever.

14. Why does Paa Adatan wear a belt of amulets?
(a) To remind him of his dead wife.
(b) He believes they will deflect bullets and make him invincible.
(c) He wears an amulet for every Nazi he has killed.
(d) To allow him to travel between the realms of life and death.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 8, who frees Paa Adatan after he is captured?

2. What is an "oro"?

3. What trick does Essay play on Wole with a light bulb in Chapter 8?

4. What is a "saara?"

5. At the end of Chapter 8, younger brother Dipo is given what new name?

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