Aké: The Years of Childhood Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What do Essay and Christian accuse the maid of in Chapter 7?

2. What does "Mr. B" do for a living?

3. What trouble does You-Mean-Mayself cause Essay and the household?

4. Why does Wole destroy the family's roses at the end of Chapter 5?

5. Who is Paa Adatan's stated enemy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Wole react when he is jealous of sister Tinu's attending school in Chapter 2?

2. Describe the solution accomplished for ridding Uncle Sanya of his oro spirit?

3. Why, at the end of Chapter 8, is Wole's younger brother Dipo renamed Femi?

4. Who is Paa Adatan? Describe him.

5. Describe the family's reaction when Wole returns home from his journey through Ake in Chapter 3.

6. What dangerous accident does Wole cause in Chapter 5 while looking for presents? What is Wole's reaction?

7. Describe the incident in which Paa Adatan confronts Bote troops.

8. How is Wild Christian and Uncle Sanya's trouble with a ghommid resolved?

9. Describe the episode in which a teacher commits a sin against Essay's rose bush in Chapter 5.

10. Describe the changes that happen in the household when the new baby is on its way in Chapter 7.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Wole's relationship with Wild Christian's women's group. How socially aware is Wole? How socially aware is the book itself? Is Wole trying to make a social statement, or is he remaining impassioned and objective?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

What is the "moral" to the story of Sorowanke? Why does Wole choose to tell this story? What can the reader take away from Sorowanke and her treatment at the hands of the citizens?

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