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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. At the end of Chapter 10, what is the status of Sorowanke?
(a) She becomes the owner of a successful coconut cake shop.
(b) She settles down and raises a family.
(c) She is driven from the town, but the city elders record her tale for posterity.
(d) She is driven from the town and forgotten.

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

4. What is unusual about the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Wole begins speaking directly to an unnamed friend.
(b) Wole speaks in rhyme.
(c) Wole writes from the perspective of Wild Christian.
(d) Wole breaks from his childhood narrative to speak about the present-day.

5. Who does the Alake summon to his residence in response to the women's protest?
(a) Local chiefs.
(b) His spiritual adviser.
(c) Essay.
(d) The British military.

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

7. How does Wild Christian respond to the mob violence in Chapter 14?
(a) Wild Christian doesn't believe violence is the way, and she refuses to participate.
(b) Wild Christian tries to strangle the Alake.
(c) Wild Christian is among the most violent instigators in the mob.
(d) Wild Christian betrays the women's group to the local police.

8. What are the caravanserai?
(a) Headmasters of grammar schools.
(b) A group of holy men.
(c) A group akin to the American mafia.
(d) Merchants from Isara.

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

10. What is the name of Sorowanke's boyfriend?
(a) Odemo.
(b) Osiki.
(c) Yokolu.
(d) Edun.

11. Who visits Ake at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Father.
(b) Odemo.
(c) A strange medicine man.
(d) Ibara.

12. In Chapter 12, why does Wee-Wee punish a boy with several dozen lashings?
(a) The boy hit a teacher.
(b) The boy stole Wole's school supplies.
(c) The boy caused unnecessary alarm by claiming there was a fire.
(d) The boy got a girl pregnant.

13. Why does Paa Adatan feel he is the victim of racism?
(a) The "no pockets" rule he is subject to is racist.
(b) He wishes to kill Hitler, but feels the white man is preventing him from doing so.
(c) He is paid substantially less than an equivalent white man.
(d) He believes he is not given a gun because white men do not trust black men.

14. What is Wole's reaction when he sees his first white man?
(a) He thinks the white man is a god.
(b) He believes the man is a black albino.
(c) He thinks the white man is a tribal spirit.
(d) He thinks his vision has been damaged.

15. What do the women do to symbolically strip the local chiefs of their power?
(a) They break their walking staffs.
(b) They burn paper money issued by the chiefs.
(c) They knock over a totem pole.
(d) They strip the chiefs of their scarves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Daodu's other name?

2. What is ogiri?

3. What is tinko?

4. As expressed in Chapter 15, what school rule does Daodu believe is racist?

5. What best describes the spiritual beliefs of young Wole?

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