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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) A better sewer system.
(b) An end to police brutality.
(c) Better healthcare.
(d) An end to taxation.

2. What happens to the naked woman at the beginning of Chapter 14?
(a) She doesn't say a word, and she is taken to the police station.
(b) She is applauded for her boldness and given an award.
(c) She is beaten and paraded through the streets to humiliate her.
(d) She is dragged to the police station after a fierce fight.

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

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

5. 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 testifies in his defense at trial.
(c) She gives him money after his belt pouch was stolen.
(d) She helps him to read a letter from the British government.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who interrupts the festival given to Beere when she returns from England?

2. What does Father warn Wole about in Chapter 9 about grammar school?

3. What is the "last straw" in Sorowanke's fight with local peddlers?

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

5. What is the occupation of Broda Pupa?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the events that lead up to the violence at the Alake's compound.

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

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

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

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

6. What happens when Beere returns from England?

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

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

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

10. Overall, what is Wole's view about getting an education?

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