Roots Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 41-50.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the purpose of the tree trunk Kunta plans to chop down?
(a) A coffin
(b) A canoe
(c) The body of a drum
(d) Firewood

2. What item is bestowed on Kunta by Omoro to mark his next step into manhood at age twelve?
(a) New shoes
(b) A new bow
(c) A slingshot
(d) New clothes

3. What are the men of the village talking about when Kunta finds himself gathered around their fire?
(a) The harvest festival
(b) The need for more food
(c) The taking of slaves
(d) The possibility that they have angered Allah

4. What do the men of the village give the "magic man" when he arrives at Jeffure?
(a) Prayers
(b) Nothing
(c) A beating
(d) Gifts

5. What is the one item Omoro keeps from Kunta's childish grasp?
(a) The arrows
(b) The charms at the head of his bed
(c) The hot coals of the fire
(d) The prayer rug

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Kunta's punishment upon his capture?

2. What does Kunta know to be the meaning of the frequent howling of women in their huts?

3. What is Kunta given to help him begin moving about?

4. How many days is Kunta held in the hold of the ship before being allowed on deck?

5. How is Kunta told that a griot learns his skill?

(see the answer key)

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