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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 4, how does Wole counter the accusation that he has a fear of water?
2. In Chapter 2, what does Wole believe about St. Peter?
3. At the beginning of Chapter 6, who sleeps on the communal mat in Wild Christian's room?
4. Why does Wole decide to run away from home in Chapter 6?
5. Why does Mrs. B punish her maid in Chapter 6?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the legend that Wole recounts in which Wild Christian and Uncle Sanya get in trouble with a ghommid.
2. What method of child punishment does Wole describe in Chapter 6?
3. Describe what happens at the end of Chapter 6, when Wild Christian catches Wole raiding the pantry?
4. Describe the incident in which Wole is hurt by a scythe at the end of Chapter 2.
5. What is the origin of the Jonah rock?
6. Describe the family's reaction when Wole returns home from his journey through Ake in Chapter 3.
7. Describe the "see-saw" accident that Wole gets into with Osiki.
8. How does Wole manage to wreck a rose bush at the end of Chapter 5? What is the consequence of his action?
9. How is Wild Christian and Uncle Sanya's trouble with a ghommid resolved?
10. Who is "You-Mean-Mayself"? How did he acquire that nickname?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is Wole's view on education? What can be learned in school that cannot be learned in everyday life, and vice versa? What or who influences Wole's views on education?
Essay Topic 2
What is Wole's view toward A) modernization, and b) Westernization. How does he contrast modern living with the world of his childhood? Use examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Wole describes several misconceptions he accumulates as a child. Cite three examples of Wole's childish misconceptions of things or events. Why might Wole be sharing these misconceptions with us? What do the frequency of misconceptions tell us about Wole's childhood, and the act of being a child in general?
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