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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 contradiction does Wole see in Daodu?
(a) A man who boasts about his intelligence, but always displays stupidity.
(b) A huge man who nonetheless possesses a thin, soft voice.
(c) A man who preaches justice but always plays favorites.
(d) An educated man who nonetheless believes in corporal punishment.

2. Who interrupts the festival given to Beere when she returns from England?
(a) An orphan boy.
(b) A naked woman.
(c) Sorowanke.
(d) Paa Adatan.

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

4. What inspires Kemberi to give a speech in Chapter 13?
(a) A young orphan died from starvation.
(b) Women were forced to pay exorbitant taxes on goods.
(c) A woman was raped by a policeman.
(d) A mudslide had caused sanitation problems in the town.

5. Why does Wole receive lashings in Chapter 12?
(a) For stealing school supplies.
(b) For sloppy grass-cutting.
(c) For stabbing a student with a pencil.
(d) For not properly cleaning the blackboards.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where did Wee-Wee get his nickname?

3. What happens to the naked woman at the beginning of Chapter 14?

4. As revealed in the Uncle Sanya story in Chapter 1, which of the following is considered a rare delicacy?

5. What does Essay make Wole promise him in Chapter 11?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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