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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Wee-Wee get his nickname?
(a) From his small stature.
(b) From his rambling speech patterns.
(c) From his spendthrift ways.
(d) From his hen-like gait.

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

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

4. What is the immediate inspiration for a march upon the Alake in Chapter 14?
(a) A "yam tax."
(b) The rape of a women's group member.
(c) A mother's tearful story of excessive taxation.
(d) The closing of the Government College.

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

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

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

8. In Chapter 14, what unites the unions being created across Africa?
(a) All the unions are created and run by women.
(b) A call for the end to the white man's rule.
(c) A call for higher education standards.
(d) A central leadership group called the African Committee.

9. What is kasada?
(a) Crayfish stew.
(b) A large, fleshy melon.
(c) Wole's dismissive term for all Western influences.
(d) Coconut cake.

10. What best describes Daodu?
(a) Meek.
(b) Extremely handsome.
(c) Unfair.
(d) Larger-than-life.

11. What best describes the spiritual beliefs of young Wole?
(a) A mix of tribal beliefs and Christianity.
(b) Wole retains the tribal beliefs of his people only.
(c) Wole's family has rejected tribal beliefs, and he is a pure Christian.
(d) Wole is an atheist, and his family has forsaken religion.

12. What is Daodu's other name?
(a) Alake.
(b) Reverend A.O. Ransome-Kuti.
(c) Aduni Mo.
(d) Da Pelumo.

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

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

15. What does Wole consider his "sanctuary" in Chapter 9 while staying in Isara?
(a) The market district.
(b) The central fountain.
(c) An abandoned bomb shelter.
(d) Father's mud-house.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the white district officer say to Beere to anger her and start mob violence?

3. At the end of Chapter 8, who runs away from Ake?

4. What do the women do to symbolically strip the local chiefs of their power?

5. What is akara?

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