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

2. Why does Beere travel to England in Chapter 13?
(a) To escape arrest.
(b) To advocate for the country's needs.
(c) To see Big Ben and other landmarks.
(d) Because a friend in need is in London.

3. What is wrong with the man whom Wole and Broda Pupa encounter in Chapter 9 upon returning from the farm?
(a) The man has terrible stomach pains.
(b) The man had been murdered, and has a dagger sticking out from his chest.
(c) The man had been stung countless times by bees.
(d) The man is running from a murderous gang.

4. What is Wole's reaction when he sees his first white man?
(a) He thinks the white man is a god.
(b) He believes the man is a black albino.
(c) He thinks the white man is a tribal spirit.
(d) He thinks his vision has been damaged.

5. Where did Wee-Wee get his nickname?
(a) From his hen-like gait.
(b) From his spendthrift ways.
(c) From his small stature.
(d) From his rambling speech patterns.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the women's protest end?

3. What is Daodu's other name?

4. How does the Alake respond initially to the women's group demands?

5. What contradiction does Wole see in Daodu?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Essay make Wole promise in Chapter 11? How does Wole respond to this request?

3. Describe the tax controversy that arises in Chapter 13, and how the women's group addresses it.

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

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

6. What expectation does Wole have in Chapter 9 for Isara? What is the reality of Isara?

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

8. How does Sorowanke anger the peddlers of Dayisi's Walk? How is the conflict resolved?

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

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

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