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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. Which is NOT one of the things Wole sees during his first walking tour of Ake in Chapter 3?
(a) Girls learning to sew.
(b) A group of potion-makers.
(c) A majestic zebra.
(d) The mill.

2. What is the name of Wole's family servant?
(a) Wild Christian.
(b) Osiki.
(c) Tinu.
(d) Nubi.

3. What is the name of Wole's great uncle?
(a) Pa Delumo.
(b) Reverend J. J. Ransome-Kuti.
(c) Paa Adatan.
(d) Essay.

4. What is an iyan?
(a) A spirit child halfway between life and death.
(b) A see-saw playground toy.
(c) A bothersome biting insect.
(d) A pounded yam.

5. Who does Wole initially believe the drunken soldier in Chapter 8 to be?
(a) Wild Christian.
(b) Uncle Sanya.
(c) His long-lost brother.
(d) Adolf Hitler.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the only member of Wole's extended family who is angry for him wandering off in Chapter 3?

2. What do Osiki and Wole initially have in common?

3. Which of the following best describes the temperament of the new baby in Chapter 7?

4. What do Essay and Christian accuse the maid of in Chapter 7?

5. In Chapter 3, how does Wole manage to get back home to Ake?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the solution accomplished for ridding Uncle Sanya of his oro spirit?

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

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

5. Describe three things Wole sees during his journey through Ake in Chapter 3.

6. Who is Paa Adatan? Describe him.

7. Describe Wole's gradual process of discovering the town around the compound at the beginning of Chapter 3.

8. Describe the family's reaction when Wole returns home from his journey through Ake in Chapter 3.

9. What is the origin of the Jonah rock?

10. Describe the incident in which Paa Adatan confronts Bote troops.

(see the answer keys)

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