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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What possibility drives Wole into a depression in Chapter 11?
(a) The possibility his baby sister may die.
(b) The possibility he will never be able to attend college.
(c) The possibility that Hitler may win World War II.
(d) The possibility that Essay may die.

4. What does Essay make Wole promise him in Chapter 11?
(a) That Wole will never lie again.
(b) That Wole will always attend church.
(c) That Wole will attend college.
(d) That Wole will travel to America.

5. What town is Essay from, originally?
(a) Ake.
(b) London.
(c) Cape Town.
(d) Isara.

6. Who interrupts the festival given to Beere when she returns from England?
(a) A naked woman.
(b) Paa Adatan.
(c) Sorowanke.
(d) An orphan boy.

7. What best describes Kemberi's oratorical style?
(a) Fiery.
(b) Soft-spoken.
(c) Rambling.
(d) Rational.

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

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

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

11. What does Wole think about the Westernizing of his culture?
(a) He thinks Western influences should be limited to pop culture.
(b) He has fully embraced Western culture.
(c) He believes Westernization can be the salvation of his people.
(d) Western influences are harmful.

12. What best characterizes Wee-Wee's handling of the grammar school?
(a) Admirable.
(b) Lenient.
(c) Corrupt.
(d) Uncertain.

13. What positive omen takes place during the protest at the end of Chapter 14?
(a) A soothsayer reports the spirits are pleased.
(b) A baby girl is born.
(c) A cow joins the crowd.
(d) It rains.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What secret promise does Beere make with Wole at the end of the book?

2. In Chapter 9, how does Broda Pupa get a snake out of a tree?

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

4. Why is Wole disappointed when he reaches Isara in Chapter 9?

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

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