Aké: The Years of Childhood Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the women's protest end?

2. What does the derogatory term "agb'eyin-to" refer to?

3. What form does the ghommid take when it chases Uncle Sanya in Chapter 1?

4. What is kasada?

5. How does Wole react to the rite of manhood he endures in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Wole describes several misconceptions he accumulates as a child. Cite three examples of Wole's childish misconceptions of things or events. Why might Wole be sharing these misconceptions with us? What do the frequency of misconceptions tell us about Wole's childhood, and the act of being a child in general?

Essay Topic 3

What is Wole's view toward A) modernization, and b) Westernization. How does he contrast modern living with the world of his childhood? Use examples from the text.

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