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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 is taught at Wild Christian's women's group?
2. What is an ogboni?
3. What is ogiri?
4. In Chapter 9, how does Broda Pupa get a snake out of a tree?
5. What is Daodu's other name?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Wole deal with the prospect of Essay dying in Chapter 11? How does Essay himself deal with the prospect?
2. What does Essay make Wole promise in Chapter 11? How does Wole respond to this request?
3. What is the highlight of Wole's time on the farm with Broda Pupa in Chapter 9?
4. How does Daodu run his school?
5. Describe the tax controversy that arises in Chapter 13, and how the women's group addresses it.
6. Describe the nature of the "sit-in" staged by the women's group in Chapter 14.
7. What sage advice does Broda Pupa give Wole in Chapter 9? How is Wole later able to use that advice to his advantage?
8. Describe the "rite of manhood" Wole endures at the end of Chapter 9.
9. What problems exist in Wole's community? What are the social issues of the day?
10. What happens when Beere returns from England?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At certain points--as when Wole attends school before he is of age--Wole seems eager to mature, and at other times--such as when he is deemed too old to sleep in Essay's room--Wole seems to stubbornly refuse to embrace growth. How does Wole view his own maturation? Is maturing something to be feared, or looked forward to? Is Wole's maturation a smooth progression, or does it proceed with stops and starts?
Essay Topic 2
Racism is a somewhat common theme in the text, especially the friction between white colonialists and the native Africans. How much of the racist sentiments and beliefs expressed in the text are justified, and how much are characterized as excessive or ridiculous? What might Wole himself say about the presence of racism, and its effect on his life?
Essay Topic 3
From Wild Christian to Canon to Log-Splitter to Father, who is in fact, Wole's grandfather, there are several unusual names throughout Ake. What might these unusual naming conventions tell us about Wole's culture?
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