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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 the women do to symbolically strip the local chiefs of their power?
2. What are Wole's future plans for Mrs. Odufuwa?
3. What happens to the naked woman at the beginning of Chapter 14?
4. Under what circumstances does Wole join the church choir in Chapter 10?
5. What is Wole's reaction when he sees his first white man?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the events leading up to the women's group decision to march on the Alake.
2. Per Chapter 10, describe what Wole and Edun would do every Sunday morning prior to choir practice.
3. What happens when Beere returns from England?
4. Describe the lashing of the boy by Wee-Wee in Chapter 12.
5. What is Wole's first experience with Daodu? What is the outcome?
6. How does the Alake respond to the women's march?
7. What expectation does Wole have in Chapter 9 for Isara? What is the reality of Isara?
8. What is the highlight of Wole's time on the farm with Broda Pupa in Chapter 9?
9. How does Wole deal with the prospect of Essay dying in Chapter 11? How does Essay himself deal with the prospect?
10. What does Essay make Wole promise in Chapter 11? How does Wole respond to this request?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the tone Wole Soyinka uses throughout Ake. What is his attitude toward the events of his childhood? How might tone reveal his intent in relaying his biography to readers? Use specific examples from the text.
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
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?
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