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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. As revealed in the Uncle Sanya story in Chapter 1, which of the following is considered a rare delicacy?
(a) Zebra meat.
(b) Elephant tusk shavings.
(c) The red mushroom.
(d) Snails.

3. What does the derogatory term "agb'eyin-to" refer to?
(a) Traitors.
(b) White men.
(c) Westernized Africans.
(d) Women.

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

5. How does Wole react to the rite of manhood he endures in Chapter 9?
(a) Wole laughs during the process, and Father thinks he is going mad.
(b) Wole endures the pain easily, and is congratulated by Father.
(c) It is so painful, Wole sometimes feels as if he is in a dream.
(d) Wole nearly dies, and is rushed to the hospital.

6. 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) Several school supplies are stolen by a bully.
(d) His baby sister dies.

7. How does Wild Christian respond to the mob violence in Chapter 14?
(a) Wild Christian betrays the women's group to the local police.
(b) Wild Christian tries to strangle the Alake.
(c) Wild Christian doesn't believe violence is the way, and she refuses to participate.
(d) Wild Christian is among the most violent instigators in the mob.

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

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

10. Who does the Alake summon to his residence in response to the women's protest?
(a) His spiritual adviser.
(b) The British military.
(c) Local chiefs.
(d) Essay.

11. What is the name of Sorowanke's boyfriend?
(a) Edun.
(b) Osiki.
(c) Yokolu.
(d) Odemo.

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

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

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

15. What is the primary demand of the women's group when they organize a protest march?
(a) Better healthcare.
(b) An end to taxation.
(c) A better sewer system.
(d) An end to police brutality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What advice does Broda Pupa give to Wole concerning bee stings?

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

3. At the end of Chapter 10, what is the status of Sorowanke?

4. In Chapter 14, how does Wild Christian come to the aid of a local chief?

5. What is kasada?

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