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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Wild Christian name her women's group?
(a) The Egba Women's Union.
(b) The Ake Women's Collective.
(c) Many Voices, One Voice.
(d) Women's Advocacy Organization.

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

4. What does Wole consider his "sanctuary" in Chapter 9 while staying in Isara?
(a) Father's mud-house.
(b) The central fountain.
(c) The market district.
(d) An abandoned bomb shelter.

5. What advice does Broda Pupa give to Wole concerning bee stings?
(a) Bee stings can be treated with hyena dung.
(b) If attacked by a swarm of bees, drop to the ground and roll around.
(c) If attacked by a swarm of bees, run away as fast as you can.
(d) Bee stings can be treated with a warm salt bath.

6. What racist view does Beere express in Chapter 15?
(a) White men sleep with black women to feel superior.
(b) Whites are lazy and given to theft.
(c) Whites dropped the A-Bomb on Japan in World War II because they were Asian.
(d) Whites always break promises.

7. Who is the permanent headmaster of Wole's grammar school?
(a) Bada Dooey.
(b) Edun.
(c) Mama Aduni.
(d) Daodu.

8. What is the name of the market Wole travels through on the way to choir practice?
(a) Ogiri.
(b) Egungun.
(c) Ibarapa.
(d) Kasada.

9. What issue is NOT discussed at Wild Christian's women's group?
(a) Sanitation.
(b) The drought.
(c) Civil service.
(d) Infant mortality.

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

11. How does the Alake respond initially to the women's group demands?
(a) He gives in to the demands.
(b) He is outraged.
(c) He is calm and measured.
(d) He immediately resigns.

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

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

14. Why does Beere travel to England in Chapter 13?
(a) Because a friend in need is in London.
(b) To advocate for the country's needs.
(c) To see Big Ben and other landmarks.
(d) To escape arrest.

15. What happens to the naked woman at the beginning of Chapter 14?
(a) She is beaten and paraded through the streets to humiliate her.
(b) She is applauded for her boldness and given an award.
(c) She doesn't say a word, and she is taken to the police station.
(d) She is dragged to the police station after a fierce fight.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the Alake summon to his residence in response to the women's protest?

2. What does Wole think about the Westernizing of his culture?

3. In Chapter 14, what unites the unions being created across Africa?

4. What does Father warn Wole about in Chapter 9 about grammar school?

5. What is the primary demand of the women's group when they organize a protest march?

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