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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What happens at the end of Wee-Wee's lashing of a boy in Chapter 12?
(a) The students applause Wee-Wee for his rigorous lashing.
(b) Wee-Wee has second thoughts, and only delivers half of the lashings.
(c) Wee-Wee is weak, and by the last lash he is exhausted.
(d) The teachers stop Wee-Wee from doing any more harm to the boy.

5. What best describes Daodu?
(a) Unfair.
(b) Extremely handsome.
(c) Meek.
(d) Larger-than-life.

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

7. How does the women's protest end?
(a) In an unsatisfying deadlock.
(b) The women's demands are met.
(c) A woman is killed by police officers, shocking the group and ending the protest.
(d) Several women are arrested, and the protest is forcibly broken up.

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

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

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

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

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

13. How does Wole react to the rite of manhood he endures in Chapter 9?
(a) Wole nearly dies, and is rushed to the hospital.
(b) Wole laughs during the process, and Father thinks he is going mad.
(c) Wole endures the pain easily, and is congratulated by Father.
(d) It is so painful, Wole sometimes feels as if he is in a dream.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an ogboni?

2. What is the "last straw" in Sorowanke's fight with local peddlers?

3. What are the caravanserai?

4. What inspires Kemberi to give a speech in Chapter 13?

5. On a trip to Broda Pupa's farm, which is NOT one of the activities Wole participates in?

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