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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Paa Adatan's stated enemy?
(a) The government of Nigeria.
(b) Egungun, the earth spirit.
(c) Adolf Hitler.
(d) Essay.

2. Why does Paa Adatan wear a belt of amulets?
(a) To allow him to travel between the realms of life and death.
(b) To remind him of his dead wife.
(c) He believes they will deflect bullets and make him invincible.
(d) He wears an amulet for every Nazi he has killed.

3. Who is Headmaster of the Grammar School?
(a) Odemo.
(b) Reverend J. J. Ransome-Kuti.
(c) Sanya.
(d) Essay.

4. What are ghommids?
(a) Gifts provided to the parents of a woman of marriageable age.
(b) Mystical fruits that grant immortality.
(c) Forest creatures which hunt for children.
(d) Fashionable shoes that schoolchildren wear.

5. Why do the children make fun of "You-Mean-Mayself"?
(a) His bushy moustache.
(b) His great bulk.
(c) His bulging eyes.
(d) His thick accent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What activity did Wole do every New Year?

2. In Chapter 7, how does Wole regard Mrs. Odufuwa?

3. What are egungun?

4. How might Wild Christian best be characterized?

5. What does Bukola do to get her way with her father?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Paa Adatan? Describe him.

2. Describe Chapter 1's account of who Essay is.

3. How does Wole describe the difference in odors between Essay's room and Wild Christian's room?

4. What trouble does You-Mean-Mayself cause the household? How is he finally removed from the house?

5. What is unusual about Bukola? What does Wole think about her behavior?

6. Describe the death of Wole's baby sister in Chapter 7. How does Wole react to the death?

7. How does Wole react when he is jealous of sister Tinu's attending school in Chapter 2?

8. What two new inventions is Wole exposed to at the top of Chapter 8?

9. What bad habit does Wole admit to in Chapter 4, and how is he cured of it?

10. What is the origin of the Jonah rock?

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