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

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

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

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

5. What is the primary demand of the women's group when they organize a protest march?
(a) An end to taxation.
(b) A better sewer system.
(c) Better healthcare.
(d) An end to police brutality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Under what circumstances does Wole join the church choir in Chapter 10?

2. What possibility drives Wole into a depression in Chapter 11?

3. How does Wole react to the rite of manhood he endures in Chapter 9?

4. What is wrong with the man whom Wole and Broda Pupa encounter in Chapter 9 upon returning from the farm?

5. What does Wole consider his "sanctuary" in Chapter 9 while staying in Isara?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Daodu run his school?

2. What are two examples of racist views that are brought to light in Chapter 15 by members of Wole's community?

3. What expectation does Wole have in Chapter 9 for Isara? What is the reality of Isara?

4. Describe the tax controversy that arises in Chapter 13, and how the women's group addresses it.

5. What problems exist in Wole's community? What are the social issues of the day?

6. What is the general dynamic between Wole, Essay, and Wild Christian? What is the nature of their relationship?

7. What sage advice does Broda Pupa give Wole in Chapter 9? How is Wole later able to use that advice to his advantage?

8. What is Wole's first experience with Daodu? What is the outcome?

9. How does Sorowanke anger the peddlers of Dayisi's Walk? How is the conflict resolved?

10. How does Wild Christian react to the chaos and violence that erupts at the Alake's compound?

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