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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the women's protest end?
(a) Several women are arrested, and the protest is forcibly broken up.
(b) The women's demands are met.
(c) A woman is killed by police officers, shocking the group and ending the protest.
(d) In an unsatisfying deadlock.
2. What is unusual about the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Wole writes from the perspective of Wild Christian.
(b) Wole speaks in rhyme.
(c) Wole begins speaking directly to an unnamed friend.
(d) Wole breaks from his childhood narrative to speak about the present-day.
3. What racist view does Beere express in Chapter 15?
(a) Whites are lazy and given to theft.
(b) White men sleep with black women to feel superior.
(c) Whites dropped the A-Bomb on Japan in World War II because they were Asian.
(d) Whites always break promises.
4. In Chapter 9, how does Broda Pupa get a snake out of a tree?
(a) He runs a car into the tree.
(b) He shakes the tree.
(c) He charms the snake with a flute.
(d) He flings rocks at it until it drops down.
5. What is the primary demand of the women's group when they organize a protest march?
(a) A better sewer system.
(b) Better healthcare.
(c) An end to police brutality.
(d) An end to taxation.
6. Who does the Alake summon to his residence in response to the women's protest?
(a) His spiritual adviser.
(b) Local chiefs.
(d) The British military.
7. What best describes the spiritual beliefs of young Wole?
(a) Wole retains the tribal beliefs of his people only.
(b) Wole is an atheist, and his family has forsaken religion.
(c) A mix of tribal beliefs and Christianity.
(d) Wole's family has rejected tribal beliefs, and he is a pure Christian.
8. What best characterizes Wee-Wee's handling of the grammar school?
9. What town is Essay from, originally?
(d) Cape Town.
10. What unfortunate event happens during the first week of Wole's grammar school education?
(a) He gets a detention for tardiness.
(b) He is cut with a scythe.
(c) His baby sister dies.
(d) Several school supplies are stolen by a bully.
11. What form does the protest at the Alake compound eventually take?
(a) It devolves into a massacre.
(b) A sit-in protest.
(c) The women refuse to eat until their demands are met.
(d) The women take several chiefs hostage.
12. How does the Alake respond initially to the women's group demands?
(a) He is calm and measured.
(b) He gives in to the demands.
(c) He is outraged.
(d) He immediately resigns.
13. Why does Essay hire a photographer in Chapter 11?
(a) To photograph Essay's prize rose bush.
(b) To document the poor state of the parsonage compound.
(c) To photograph Essay alone and with his family, for posterity.
(d) To document the wedding of a favorite former student.
14. What complaint does Wole make at the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) The military is taking over the country.
(b) The smells of the wonderful dishes of his youth are no more.
(c) Politicians are thoroughly corrupt.
(d) Wole never got his chance to become an engineer.
15. What advice does Broda Pupa give to Wole concerning bee stings?
(a) If attacked by a swarm of bees, drop to the ground and roll around.
(b) If attacked by a swarm of bees, run away as fast as you can.
(c) Bee stings can be treated with a warm salt bath.
(d) Bee stings can be treated with hyena dung.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the name of the market Wole travels through on the way to choir practice?
2. In Chapter 14, what unites the unions being created across Africa?
3. What is taught at Wild Christian's women's group?
4. What does Wole refuse to do in Odemo's palace that causes much commotion?
5. At the end of Chapter 10, what is the status of Sorowanke?
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