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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What hopes does Okonkwo have for his son, Nwoye's , future?
(a) He wants Nwoye to be prosperous, that he will have enough to feed the ancestors with regular sacrifices, and he will be able to rule his women and children.
(b) He wants Nwoye to be a talented musician, performing at all the festivals in the nine villages.
(c) He wants Nwoye to be a great warrior with many heroic victories to his name.
(d) He hopes Nwoye would be a fair, just, and wise father and husband, showing kindness and love to his family.

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

3. What does the ekwe, a hollowed out wooden instrument and the blast of the cannon signify to the nine villages of Umuofia?
(a) The death of a man
(b) The birth of a child
(c) The beginning of a festival
(d) The beginning of war

4. What does the oldest member of the clan say is the reason for gathering for Okonkwo's feast?
(a) To gather under the moonlight
(b) To save kinsman from starving
(c) To show off the wealth of food
(d) Because it is good for kinsman to do so

5. 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) 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.
(b) Ikemefuna is to remain in Okonkwo's household as a servant for the rest of his life.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ekwefi and Ezinma harvest the cassava for the feast?

2. After speaking with the elders of nine villages, what does Okonkwo tell Ikemefuna about what is going to happen to him?

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

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

5. What is the tragedy that takes place during the final burial rites for Ezeudu while the cannon is shot and guns fired?

(see the answer key)

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