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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What best describes the spiritual beliefs of young Wole?
(a) A mix of tribal beliefs and Christianity.
(b) Wole is an atheist, and his family has forsaken religion.
(c) Wole's family has rejected tribal beliefs, and he is a pure Christian.
(d) Wole retains the tribal beliefs of his people only.

2. What is the primary demand of the women's group when they organize a protest march?
(a) A better sewer system.
(b) Better healthcare.
(c) An end to taxation.
(d) An end to police brutality.

3. How is Beere received when she returns from England?
(a) She is given an award from the local governor.
(b) The return happens without incident.
(c) She is given a hero's welcome.
(d) She is reviled, and fruit is thrown at her.

4. What inspires Kemberi to give a speech in Chapter 13?
(a) A mudslide had caused sanitation problems in the town.
(b) A young orphan died from starvation.
(c) Women were forced to pay exorbitant taxes on goods.
(d) A woman was raped by a policeman.

5. According to Chapter 10, how might Wole characterize his life as a child?
(a) Tainted by Western influence.
(b) Simple and good.
(c) Depressing.
(d) Complicated and frenetic.

6. What is the occupation of Broda Pupa?
(a) Barber.
(b) Oracle.
(c) Butcher.
(d) Town administrator.

7. What rite of manhood does Wole endure at the end of Chapter 9?
(a) Scarification.
(b) A hunt for a wild boar.
(c) Wole is forced to fight several men in the village.
(d) Wole is forced to sleep in a cave for four days.

8. What is a "beater" as Wole describes it in Chapter 9?
(a) A pair of overalls worn to protect against stinging insects.
(b) Anything that is seemingly magical, such as the radio.
(c) Wild Christian's infamous stick she uses to punish children.
(d) Someone who disturbs the brush to locate animals for hunters.

9. Why does Sorowanke leave her home in Chapter 10?
(a) She wins the local lottery and buys a house.
(b) She claims to hear a voice from God ordering her to travel.
(c) Children pelt her with sticks and stones.
(d) She is beaten by her boyfriend.

10. What is tinko?
(a) Pennies for church tithe.
(b) Tinsel wrapping for gifts.
(c) A small truck used to transport villagers.
(d) Lean meat fried to a hard crisp.

11. What are Wole's future plans for Mrs. Odufuwa?
(a) He plans to ask her to be his new mother.
(b) He plans to hit her for humiliating him.
(c) He plans to bring her to Isara.
(d) He plans to marry her.

12. What does the white district officer say to Beere to anger her and start mob violence?
(a) "You have pretty eyes."
(b) "You women are all alike."
(c) "Shut your women up."
(d) "You need a beating."

13. What contradiction does Wole see in Daodu?
(a) An educated man who nonetheless believes in corporal punishment.
(b) A man who preaches justice but always plays favorites.
(c) A man who boasts about his intelligence, but always displays stupidity.
(d) A huge man who nonetheless possesses a thin, soft voice.

14. How long does the mob violence at the Alake compound last?
(a) A year.
(b) A month.
(c) A week.
(d) A day.

15. What is ogiri?
(a) Coconut cake.
(b) A type of cheese product.
(c) Street orphans.
(d) A swear word.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 9 after a fight with a snake, what part of the snake does Broda Pupa bury?

2. Why does Paa Adatan feel he is the victim of racism?

3. Odemo is the chief of which town?

4. Who is the permanent headmaster of Wole's grammar school?

5. Under what circumstances does Wole join the church choir in Chapter 10?

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