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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What complaint does Wole make at the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) The smells of the wonderful dishes of his youth are no more.
(b) The military is taking over the country.
(c) Wole never got his chance to become an engineer.
(d) Politicians are thoroughly corrupt.

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

4. On a trip to Broda Pupa's farm, which is NOT one of the activities Wole participates in?
(a) Hoe farmland.
(b) Gather fruits.
(c) Have a feast of snake meat.
(d) Milk a cow.

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

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

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

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

9. What is an ogboni?
(a) A local chief.
(b) A coconut cake.
(c) A crayfish stew.
(d) A blacksmith.

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

11. Odemo is the chief of which town?
(a) Isara.
(b) Lagos.
(c) Obafemi.
(d) Ake.

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

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

14. Why can't Wole attend Government College when he is initially accepted?
(a) He does not get a scholarship.
(b) The area around the Government College became a contested zone during World War II.
(c) Wild Christian needs help at her shop.
(d) He must tend to a sick Essay.

15. How do the women mock the Alake at the beginning of Chapter 15?
(a) They wear imitations of his robe.
(b) They speak with his nasally accent.
(c) They sing songs mocking him.
(d) They write mock newspaper articles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who visits Ake at the beginning of Chapter 9?

2. What form does the protest at the Alake compound eventually take?

3. What form does the ghommid take when it chases Uncle Sanya in Chapter 1?

4. Who does the Alake summon to his residence in response to the women's protest?

5. What does Wild Christian name her women's group?

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