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

2. What possibility drives Wole into a depression in Chapter 11?
(a) The possibility that Essay may die.
(b) The possibility he will never be able to attend college.
(c) The possibility his baby sister may die.
(d) The possibility that Hitler may win World War II.

3. What does Essay make Wole promise him in Chapter 11?
(a) That Wole will never lie again.
(b) That Wole will always attend church.
(c) That Wole will attend college.
(d) That Wole will travel to America.

4. What best describes the spiritual beliefs of young Wole?
(a) A mix of tribal beliefs and Christianity.
(b) Wole is an atheist, and his family has forsaken religion.
(c) Wole retains the tribal beliefs of his people only.
(d) Wole's family has rejected tribal beliefs, and he is a pure Christian.

5. What is a "beater" as Wole describes it in Chapter 9?
(a) Anything that is seemingly magical, such as the radio.
(b) A pair of overalls worn to protect against stinging insects.
(c) Wild Christian's infamous stick she uses to punish children.
(d) Someone who disturbs the brush to locate animals for hunters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an ogboni?

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

3. Why does Paa Adatan feel he is the victim of racism?

4. What are Wole's future plans for Mrs. Odufuwa?

5. What complaint does Wole make at the beginning of Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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