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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Under what circumstances does Wole join the church choir in Chapter 10?
(a) Wole bugs the choir leader until the leader agrees.
(b) Wole joins the choir because a member of the choir is a girl he has feelings for.
(c) The organist hears him singing, and asks him to join.
(d) Wole is forced to join by Wild Christian.

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

3. What friend does Wole make in the church choir?
(a) Egungun.
(b) Broda Pupa.
(c) Osiki.
(d) Edun.

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

5. What is the occupation of Broda Pupa?
(a) Oracle.
(b) Town administrator.
(c) Barber.
(d) Butcher.

6. What is akara?
(a) A salve used to treat bee stings.
(b) A spirit of the forest.
(c) A process of application to become a holy man.
(d) Fried bean cake.

7. What does Wole refuse to do in Odemo's palace that causes much commotion?
(a) Wole refuses to shake the hand of the mayor.
(b) Wole refuses to prostrate himself before a chief.
(c) Wole refuses to utter the Lord's Prayer.
(d) Wole refuses to remove his shoes.

8. What do the women do to symbolically strip the local chiefs of their power?
(a) They knock over a totem pole.
(b) They burn paper money issued by the chiefs.
(c) They strip the chiefs of their scarves.
(d) They break their walking staffs.

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

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

11. As expressed in Chapter 15, what school rule does Daodu believe is racist?
(a) The "no outside food" rule.
(b) The ironic "Equal Opportunity" rule.
(c) The "quiet" rule.
(d) The "no pockets" rule.

12. Why is Wole disappointed when he reaches Isara in Chapter 9?
(a) Wole does not receive any presents from Father.
(b) The town is provincial and unsanitary.
(c) Isara is full of rich snobs who look down upon his family.
(d) He was promised an elephant statue from a trader, but he never got it.

13. What issue is NOT discussed at Wild Christian's women's group?
(a) Infant mortality.
(b) Sanitation.
(c) Civil service.
(d) The drought.

14. What rite of manhood does Wole endure at the end of Chapter 9?
(a) Wole is forced to sleep in a cave for four days.
(b) A hunt for a wild boar.
(c) Wole is forced to fight several men in the village.
(d) Scarification.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the caravanserai?

2. What unfortunate event happens during the first week of Wole's grammar school education?

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

4. What complaint does Wole make at the beginning of Chapter 10?

5. What are Wole's future plans for Mrs. Odufuwa?

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