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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of Chapter 7, why does Wild Christian pray for Wole?
(a) She prays that he is not possessed by the Devil.
(b) She prays he will be rich some day.
(c) She prays he will get a college education.
(d) She prays for his health.

2. At the end of Chapter 8, who runs away from Ake?
(a) Wole.
(b) Dipo.
(c) Osiki.
(d) Wild Christian.

3. In Chapter 14, how does Wild Christian come to the aid of a local chief?
(a) She gives him money after his belt pouch was stolen.
(b) She hides him so he is not beaten by the mob.
(c) She testifies in his defense at trial.
(d) She helps him to read a letter from the British government.

4. 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.

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

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

7. What unfortunate event happens during the first week of Wole's grammar school education?
(a) His baby sister dies.
(b) Several school supplies are stolen by a bully.
(c) He is cut with a scythe.
(d) He gets a detention for tardiness.

8. Why does Wole receive lashings in Chapter 12?
(a) For sloppy grass-cutting.
(b) For stealing school supplies.
(c) For stabbing a student with a pencil.
(d) For not properly cleaning the blackboards.

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

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

11. In Chapter 9 after a fight with a snake, what part of the snake does Broda Pupa bury?
(a) The head.
(b) The entire snake.
(c) He refuses to bury the snake.
(d) The rattle.

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

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

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

15. What is the "last straw" in Sorowanke's fight with local peddlers?
(a) The peddlers begin to charge her exorbitant fees.
(b) Sorowanke becomes pregnant.
(c) The peddlers bribe the police to arrest Sorowanke.
(d) Sorowanke steals a potion rack from a peddler.

Short Answer Questions

1. What rite of manhood does Wole endure at the end of Chapter 9?

2. How does Wild Christian respond to the mob violence in Chapter 14?

3. Where does Sorowanke live, according to Chapter 10?

4. What is Daodu's other name?

5. What is taught at Wild Christian's women's group?

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