100 pages 3 hours read

Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2011

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Answer Key

Prologue-Chapter 2

Reading Check

1. A light glowing above her head (Prologue)

2. Fast Facts for Free Agents (Chapter 1)

Short Answer

1. She sees a vision of the end of the world in the candle flame. Leaning closer to get a better look, she accidentally sets her hair on fire. (Prologue)

2. The other students refer to Sunny as “akata,” which is a derogatory word used to refer to African Americans. (Chapter 1)

3. Orlu tells Sunny that this juju is a “trust knot” that will prevent her from telling his and Chichi’s secrets. (Chapter 2)

Chapters 3-5

Reading Check

1. Chittim (Chapter 3)

2. Chichi (Chapter 4)

Short Answer

1. He used juju to attack Lambs who were harassing his sisters. (Chapter 3)

2. Sasha says that because they are a group of four whose abilities and temperaments create a good balance, they could be a coven. (Chapter 4)

3. Sunny’s parents are Lambs, and her mother is a devoted Catholic. Sunny does not think her mother would understand or approve of her being a Leopard Person.