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

2. Who visits Ake at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Father.
(b) Odemo.
(c) Ibara.
(d) A strange medicine man.

3. What is Father's religion?
(a) Muslim.
(b) He believes in traditional tribal spirits.
(c) Protestant.
(d) Roman Catholic.

4. In Chapter 14, how does Wild Christian come to the aid of a local chief?
(a) She hides him so he is not beaten by the mob.
(b) She gives him money after his belt pouch was stolen.
(c) She helps him to read a letter from the British government.
(d) She testifies in his defense at trial.

5. What are the caravanserai?
(a) A group of holy men.
(b) Headmasters of grammar schools.
(c) A group akin to the American mafia.
(d) Merchants from Isara.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can't Wole attend Government College when he is initially accepted?

2. What is the name of the market Wole travels through on the way to choir practice?

3. What contradiction does Wole see in Daodu?

4. What are Wole's future plans for Mrs. Odufuwa?

5. What does Wild Christian name her women's group?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Wild Christian's women's group. Who are its members? What do they discuss?

2. What opinion does Wole express in Chapter 10 about Western influences and modern living?

3. At the beginning of Chapter 9, what apparent blasphemy does Wole commit in Odemo's palace?

4. Describe the lashing of the boy by Wee-Wee in Chapter 12.

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

6. What happens when Beere returns from England?

7. Describe the process of Sorowanke finding and creating a home in Chapter 10.

8. Generally speaking, how is the philosophy in Wole's community about punishing children?

9. What is the highlight of Wole's time on the farm with Broda Pupa in Chapter 9?

10. Describe the nature of the "sit-in" staged by the women's group in Chapter 14.

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