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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. How does Wild Christian respond to the mob violence in Chapter 14?
(a) Wild Christian betrays the women's group to the local police.
(b) Wild Christian is among the most violent instigators in the mob.
(c) Wild Christian doesn't believe violence is the way, and she refuses to participate.
(d) Wild Christian tries to strangle the Alake.

2. How long does the mob violence at the Alake compound last?
(a) A year.
(b) A day.
(c) A month.
(d) A week.

3. What form does the protest at the Alake compound eventually take?
(a) The women take several chiefs hostage.
(b) It devolves into a massacre.
(c) A sit-in protest.
(d) The women refuse to eat until their demands are met.

4. What is ogiri?
(a) Street orphans.
(b) Coconut cake.
(c) A swear word.
(d) A type of cheese product.

5. What happens at the end of Wee-Wee's lashing of a boy in Chapter 12?
(a) The teachers stop Wee-Wee from doing any more harm to the boy.
(b) The students applause Wee-Wee for his rigorous lashing.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is taught at Wild Christian's women's group?

2. In Chapter 14, how does Wild Christian come to the aid of a local chief?

3. Where does Sorowanke live, according to Chapter 10?

4. According to Chapter 10, how might Wole characterize his life as a child?

5. What best describes how Daodu handles problems in school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the nature of the controversy that arises from Beere's trip to England? How does the women's group respond?

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

7. Describe the "rite of manhood" Wole endures at the end of Chapter 9.

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

9. How does Daodu run his school?

10. What opinion about shoes is expressed in Chapter 15?

(see the answer keys)

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