Aké: The Years of Childhood Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Father warn Wole about in Chapter 9 about grammar school?
(a) The older boys there will be jealous of Wole's young age.
(b) Father warns about the dangers of girls receiving education.
(c) School education is next to worthless.
(d) It is very far away, and Wole will be far from his family.

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

3. What does Wild Christian name her women's group?
(a) The Ake Women's Collective.
(b) Many Voices, One Voice.
(c) The Egba Women's Union.
(d) Women's Advocacy Organization.

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

5. 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.

6. What positive omen takes place during the protest at the end of Chapter 14?
(a) A soothsayer reports the spirits are pleased.
(b) It rains.
(c) A baby girl is born.
(d) A cow joins the crowd.

7. How does the Alake respond initially to the women's group demands?
(a) He immediately resigns.
(b) He gives in to the demands.
(c) He is outraged.
(d) He is calm and measured.

8. What are Wole's future plans for Mrs. Odufuwa?
(a) He plans to hit her for humiliating him.
(b) He plans to bring her to Isara.
(c) He plans to ask her to be his new mother.
(d) He plans to marry her.

9. What is one of the concerns Daodu voices about the Government College?
(a) He has heard the discipline at the college is especially harsh.
(b) He doubts they teach anything useful beyond what grammar school teaches.
(c) He doubts an organization that uses white people to teach black people.
(d) He doubts an organization that accepts only men.

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

11. What is a "beater" as Wole describes it in Chapter 9?
(a) Anything that is seemingly magical, such as the radio.
(b) Someone who disturbs the brush to locate animals for hunters.
(c) A pair of overalls worn to protect against stinging insects.
(d) Wild Christian's infamous stick she uses to punish children.

12. What is ogiri?
(a) Coconut cake.
(b) Street orphans.
(c) A swear word.
(d) A type of cheese product.

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

14. What does the white district officer say to Beere to anger her and start mob violence?
(a) "You have pretty eyes."
(b) "Shut your women up."
(c) "You women are all alike."
(d) "You need a beating."

15. Who is the permanent headmaster of Wole's grammar school?
(a) Mama Aduni.
(b) Bada Dooey.
(c) Edun.
(d) Daodu.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Wole's opinion of snake meat?

3. Why does Essay hire a photographer in Chapter 11?

4. What racist view does Beere express in Chapter 15?

5. What does Wole think about the Westernizing of his culture?

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