Aké: The Years of Childhood Test | Final 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 town is Essay from, originally?

2. At the end of Chapter 10, what is the status of Sorowanke?

3. What is Daodu's other name?

4. Why does Essay hire a photographer in Chapter 11?

5. What is the name of Sorowanke's boyfriend?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the process of Sorowanke finding and creating a home in Chapter 10.

2. Per Chapter 10, describe what Wole and Edun would do every Sunday morning prior to choir practice.

3. What is the highlight of Wole's time on the farm with Broda Pupa in Chapter 9?

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

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

6. What is the nature of the controversy that arises from Beere's trip to England? How does the women's group respond?

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

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

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

10. What is the general dynamic between Wole, Essay, and Wild Christian? What is the nature of their relationship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 1, Wole speaks of his immediate family and home life. By the end of the book, Wole speaks of much wider issues at the community and national levels. Describe this progression. Is this a conscious choice on the part of the author, or just a natural byproduct of biography? How does this narrative "widening" reflect upon Wole's own maturation?

Essay Topic 2

British colonial rule is a rarely mentioned but important subtext of Ake. Discuss how colonial rule affects the people of Egbaland, and use examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

What is the nature of Wole's relationship to his community? How close are members of the community to one another? Can it be said the community is tribal? Why or why not?

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