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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is Wole mad at his Sunday School teacher at the beginning of Chapter 5?
(a) The teacher did not give him any juice at lunch.
(b) The teacher called attention to his favorite rock.
(c) The teacher is forcing him to learn a Psalm verse.
(d) The teacher called him "stinky" for not bathing.
2. At the beginning of Chapter 2, what is Wole jealous of concerning Tinu?
(a) That she can split a pomegranate, and he can not.
(b) That she has shoes, and he does not.
(c) That she goes to school, and that he is too young to go.
(d) That she gets the choicest morsels of bread, and he is stuck with hard crust.
3. What trick does Essay play on Wole with a light bulb in Chapter 8?
(a) When Wole breaks the light bulb, Essay pretends the light bulb cost hundreds of dollars.
(b) Essay gets Wole to believe it is a spirit trapped in a bottle.
(c) Essay pretends it takes a magical spell to turn the light on.
(d) Essay installs the light bulb in Wole's room, so he can't sleep.
4. What is a "saara?"
(a) A blanket used in the winter months.
(b) A gathering of both boy and girl students.
(c) A tree with sweet-tasting sap.
(d) A feast given as an offering to spirits.
5. What sin does Wole describe committing in Chapter 6?
(a) Taking money from the collection plate during church service.
(b) Lying about cutting the grass of the parsonage compound.
(c) Eating spoonfuls of powdered milk without permission.
(d) Tricking his sister into thinking a ghost is haunting her.
6. Wole begins the narrative starting when he was what age?
7. In Chapter 2, how does Wole entertain his guests during his fourth birthday party?
(a) Staging a swordfight with branches as swords.
(b) Playing tag.
(c) Building a small house from strips of wood.
8. What does Wole believe about the pomegranate fruit in Chapter 1?
(a) That it is the apple mentioned in the Bible that tempted Adam and Eve.
(b) That it is inhabited by the spirit of his ancestors.
(c) That it is full of deadly poison.
(d) That it can cure his mother's cancer.
9. What does "Mr. B" do for a living?
(a) He teaches astronomy.
(b) He is a merchant of jewelry.
(c) He mends fences.
(d) He sells books.
10. Why does Wole destroy the family's roses at the end of Chapter 5?
(a) He destroyed the roses on a dare from Osiki.
(b) He thought Wild Christian needed roses for her famous stew.
(c) Waving a vegetable stalk, he imagined a swordfight, and got carried away.
(d) He was getting back at Essay for beating him earlier.
11. What is the phrase Wole uses to describe the odor in Wild Christian's room?
(a) Given to change like a chameleon.
(b) Sweet and airy like a cake.
(c) A riot of smells.
(d) Hot, humid, and sticky.
12. How did Essay get his name?
(a) His real initials are S.A., and Essay is a soundalike name.
(b) Essay calls everyone by the familiar "Ese."
(c) "Essay" is an onomatopoeia for the sound a snake makes, and Essay is mistrusted like a snake.
(d) He is a masterful writer.
13. Which of the following best describes the temperament of the new baby in Chapter 7?
(a) Quiet and sickly.
(b) Endlessly hungry.
(c) Boisterous and crying.
(d) Curious and intelligent.
14. What are egungun?
(a) Mysterious ancestral spirits.
(b) The parsonage school's official rules of conduct.
(c) Two-story houses common throughout Ake.
(d) Candles used during religious ceremonies.
15. Who lives in BishopsCourt?
(a) Male teachers.
(b) It is a guest house for visiting dignitaries.
(c) Female students.
(d) The cleaning staff of the compound.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are ghommids?
2. In Chapter 2, what does Wole believe about St. Peter?
3. In Chapter 1, how is Uncle Sanya cured of his spirit possession?
4. What "bad habit" does Wole admit to in Chapter 4?
5. Which is NOT one of the things a punished child is subject to, according to Wole in Chapter 6?
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