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

2. Under what circumstances does Wole join the church choir in Chapter 10?
(a) Wole bugs the choir leader until the leader agrees.
(b) Wole is forced to join by Wild Christian.
(c) Wole joins the choir because a member of the choir is a girl he has feelings for.
(d) The organist hears him singing, and asks him to join.

3. What is the name of Wole's grammar school?
(a) Odemo.
(b) Daodu International.
(c) Ake Femi.
(d) Abeokuta.

4. What happens at the end of Wee-Wee's lashing of a boy in Chapter 12?
(a) The students applause Wee-Wee for his rigorous lashing.
(b) The teachers stop Wee-Wee from doing any more harm to the boy.
(c) Wee-Wee is weak, and by the last lash he is exhausted.
(d) Wee-Wee has second thoughts, and only delivers half of the lashings.

5. How does the women's protest end?
(a) Several women are arrested, and the protest is forcibly broken up.
(b) A woman is killed by police officers, shocking the group and ending the protest.
(c) The women's demands are met.
(d) In an unsatisfying deadlock.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Wole disappointed when he reaches Isara in Chapter 9?

2. In Chapter 14, what unites the unions being created across Africa?

3. On a trip to Broda Pupa's farm, which is NOT one of the activities Wole participates in?

4. What is unusual about the beginning of Chapter 10?

5. What is akara?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What words of caution does Father have for Wole in Chapter 9, in regards to secondary education?

3. How does Wole deal with the prospect of Essay dying in Chapter 11? How does Essay himself deal with the prospect?

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

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

6. Describe the events leading up to the women's group decision to march on the Alake.

7. Per Chapter 10, describe what Wole and Edun would do every Sunday morning prior to choir practice.

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

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

10. How does the Alake respond to the women's march?

(see the answer keys)

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