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. At the beginning of Chapter 6, who sleeps on the communal mat in Wild Christian's room?

2. Who is Paa Adatan's stated enemy?

3. Which is NOT one of the things Wole sees during his first walking tour of Ake in Chapter 3?

4. Who is "Tinu?"

5. Why does Wole decide to run away from home in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the general features of the compound in which Wole lives mentioned in Chapter 1.

3. Describe three things Wole sees during his journey through Ake in Chapter 3.

4. What two new inventions is Wole exposed to at the top of Chapter 8?

5. Describe what happens at the end of Chapter 6, when Wild Christian catches Wole raiding the pantry?

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

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

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

9. What bad habit does Wole admit to in Chapter 4, and how is he cured of it?

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

Essay Topics

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

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 3

Mr. B, "You-Mean-Mayself," and Uncle Dipo are three visitors to Wole's household. Using these three men as an example, what does Wole make of visitors? How does he regard them? Are they opportunities for strangeness and humor, or do they represent something more?

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