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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Okonkwo is sitting in his obi with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, eating dried locusts when Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes with a message. What is the message?
(a) Ikemefuna is to remain in Okonkwo's household as a servant for the rest of his life.
(b) Umuofia decides to kill Ikemefuna. The Oracle of the Hills pronounces it. Okonkwo is not to take part in the killing because the boy calls him father.
(c) Ikemefuna is to be given all the rights of an adopted son to Okonkwo.
(d) Nwoye and Ikemefuna are to be declared by Umuofia as brothers for life.

2. What does Okonkwo send to Obierika as he enters his final year of exile?
(a) Money to build a obi for Okonkwo for when he and his family return
(b) Four hundred yam seeds to sow in Okonkwo's old field, so he and his family will have food when they returned from exile
(c) Money to build two huts on Okonkwo's old compound where he and his family will live until he builds more
(d) bag of cowries to repay Obierika for the money he gave him through the years

3. What happens to twins born in Umuofia?
(a) They are considered good luck and raised by the priestess of the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves.
(b) They are placed in earthenware pots and thrown away in the forest.
(c) They are revered as sacred above all other infants.
(d) They are drowned.

4. Every man learns the language of the ekwe. How does the wooden instrument let the people know exactly who has died?
(a) It only announces the name of the village.
(b) It announces the name of the man over and over again.
(c) It spells out the letters in the name.
(d) First it announces the name of the clan, then it names the village, and finally it names the man.

5. Okonkwo and the men of Umuofia take Ikemefuna deep into the forest and kill him with machetes. Who gives the final thrust of the machete that ends Ikemefuna's life?
(a) Ogbuefi Ezendu
(b) Okafo
(c) Nwoye
(d) Okonkwo

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can Ezeudu, the oldest man in his village, only be buried at night?

2. What does Okonkwo serve at the feast for all the umunna, the descendants of Okolo?

3. What descends on the land of Okonkwo, darkens the sky, settles on the rooftops, and breaks mighty tree branches under them?

4. How is Okonkwo going to thank his mother's people for helping him during his seven years in exile?

5. What is Okonkwo's punishment for killing Ezeudu's son?

(see the answer key)

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