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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long does the mob violence at the Alake compound last?
(a) A day.
(b) A month.
(c) A week.
(d) A year.

2. Why can't Wole attend Government College when he is initially accepted?
(a) He must tend to a sick Essay.
(b) The area around the Government College became a contested zone during World War II.
(c) He does not get a scholarship.
(d) Wild Christian needs help at her shop.

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

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

5. What possibility drives Wole into a depression in Chapter 11?
(a) The possibility his baby sister may die.
(b) The possibility that Essay may die.
(c) The possibility he will never be able to attend college.
(d) The possibility that Hitler may win World War II.

6. 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 had been stung countless times by bees.
(c) The man had been murdered, and has a dagger sticking out from his chest.
(d) The man is running from a murderous gang.

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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 write mock newspaper articles.
(d) They wear imitations of his robe.

13. What is the name of Wole's grammar school?
(a) Odemo.
(b) Daodu International.
(c) Abeokuta.
(d) Ake Femi.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What secret promise does Beere make with Wole at the end of the book?

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

4. What happens at the end of Wee-Wee's lashing of a boy in Chapter 12?

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

(see the answer keys)

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