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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Beere's relationship to Daodu?
(a) They are not related.
(b) Wife.
(c) Sister.
(d) Cousin.

2. According to Chapter 10, how might Wole characterize his life as a child?
(a) Complicated and frenetic.
(b) Simple and good.
(c) Depressing.
(d) Tainted by Western influence.

3. What form does the ghommid take when it chases Uncle Sanya in Chapter 1?
(a) A giant fireball.
(b) A storm cloud.
(c) An ogre.
(d) The Devil.

4. Why does Essay hire a photographer in Chapter 11?
(a) To document the poor state of the parsonage compound.
(b) To photograph Essay's prize rose bush.
(c) To photograph Essay alone and with his family, for posterity.
(d) To document the wedding of a favorite former student.

5. In Chapter 9, how does Broda Pupa get a snake out of a tree?
(a) He flings rocks at it until it drops down.
(b) He shakes the tree.
(c) He runs a car into the tree.
(d) He charms the snake with a flute.

6. What form does the protest at the Alake compound eventually take?
(a) The women refuse to eat until their demands are met.
(b) It devolves into a massacre.
(c) A sit-in protest.
(d) The women take several chiefs hostage.

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

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

9. What is unusual about the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Wole speaks in rhyme.
(b) Wole begins speaking directly to an unnamed friend.
(c) Wole breaks from his childhood narrative to speak about the present-day.
(d) Wole writes from the perspective of Wild Christian.

10. What secret promise does Beere make with Wole at the end of the book?
(a) Beere will continue to give Wole news about the protest movement.
(b) Beere will get Wole shoes.
(c) Beere will send Wole additional money.
(d) Beere will send Wole packages of his favorite food -- pounded yams.

11. Why does Beere travel to England in Chapter 13?
(a) To see Big Ben and other landmarks.
(b) To advocate for the country's needs.
(c) Because a friend in need is in London.
(d) To escape arrest.

12. What is wrong with the man whom Wole and Broda Pupa encounter in Chapter 9 upon returning from the farm?
(a) The man is running from a murderous gang.
(b) The man had been murdered, and has a dagger sticking out from his chest.
(c) The man has terrible stomach pains.
(d) The man had been stung countless times by bees.

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

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

15. What position does the Alake have?
(a) The Alake is the local governor.
(b) The Alake is the president of Nigeria.
(c) The Alake is the mayor of Ake.
(d) The Alake is principal of the grammar school.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of Wole's grammar school?

3. What best describes Daodu?

4. What is one of the concerns Daodu voices about the Government College?

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

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