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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. Who will judge the winner of the contest?

2. One of Obi Agilaga's wives urges him to do what as the boys begin to disperse?

3. The Wrestling Match tells the coming of age story of a young boy, Okei, from what country?

4. What do Obi Agilaga and Obi Uwechue do together for a while?

5. The boys' discussion at the evening meeting turns to what topic?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Obi Uwechue believe is the cause of the youths' troubles and what does he believe would resolve it?

2. What are the circumstances surrounding the argument in the opening episode of The Wrestling Match?

3. In what way does the wrestling event conclude?

4. What transpires as the gossiping girls emerge from their baths and discover the youths awaiting them?

5. What do Nduka and Okei do the day following his meeting in preparation for the contest?

6. What do Okei, Uche, and Nduka commiserate upon while en route to meet Josephine and her girlfriends?

7. What mutual problem does Obi Uwechue want to discuss with Obi Agiliga in the sweltering heat?

8. What occurs while Okei gets ready for his initial meeting?

9. How does the discussion concerning farming go at Okei's meeting?

10. Why is Obi Agiliga pleased when Okei asks for his wrestling assistance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is Obi Agiliga concerned when Onuoha, his youngest son, inquires why Okei will not labor with them on the farm? What does Okei's adoptive uncle believe is troubling and confusing his nephew?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of elders being wise and demonstrating their knowledge and good judgment is advanced in what manner? How does this contrast with elders being human and making mistakes?

Essay Topic 3

How does the author use rhythm and repetition in relating this tale? How does she include these in conjunction with her storytelling style?

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