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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. What does "Mr. B" do for a living?
(a) He mends fences.
(b) He sells books.
(c) He teaches astronomy.
(d) He is a merchant of jewelry.

2. Why does Wole destroy the family's roses at the end of Chapter 5?
(a) He was getting back at Essay for beating him earlier.
(b) Waving a vegetable stalk, he imagined a swordfight, and got carried away.
(c) He thought Wild Christian needed roses for her famous stew.
(d) He destroyed the roses on a dare from Osiki.

3. What is the name of Wole's baby sister in Chapter 7?
(a) Tinu.
(b) Wild Christian.
(c) Atiki.
(d) Folasade.

4. Who or what is "Jonah"?
(a) Wole's imaginary friend.
(b) The area behind Wole's house.
(c) The family home's welcome mat.
(d) The name given to a large rock outside the church.

5. In Chapter 8, who frees Paa Adatan after he is captured?
(a) Uncle Dipo.
(b) Wole.
(c) Mr. B.
(d) Wild Christian.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 7, what does the baby return from the hospital with?

2. What is the popularly-held belief about the Bote troops?

3. Who is Paa Adatan's stated enemy?

4. What activity did Wole do every New Year?

5. What sin does Wole describe committing in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the incident in which Wole is hurt by a scythe at the end of Chapter 2.

2. How does Wole manage to wreck a rose bush at the end of Chapter 5? What is the consequence of his action?

3. What is the nature of the philosophical debate Wole has with Essay in Chapter 4?

4. Describe the episode in which a teacher commits a sin against Essay's rose bush in Chapter 5.

5. Why, at the end of Chapter 8, is Wole's younger brother Dipo renamed Femi?

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

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

8. Describe what happens at the end of Chapter 6, when Wild Christian catches Wole raiding the pantry?

9. What dangerous accident does Wole cause in Chapter 5 while looking for presents? What is Wole's reaction?

10. How is Wild Christian and Uncle Sanya's trouble with a ghommid resolved?

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