Things Fall Apart Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 spells out the letters in the name.
(c) First it announces the name of the clan, then it names the village, and finally it names the man.
(d) It announces the name of the man over and over again.

2. What is the tragedy that takes place during the final burial rites for Ezeudu while the cannon is shot and guns fired?
(a) Ezeudu's sixteen-year-old son is shot in the arm.
(b) Ezeudu's sixteen-year-old son is killed when Okonkwo's gun explodes.
(c) Another elder of the clan dies in all the excitement.
(d) Ezeudu's wife stabs herself.

3. How does Ekwefi and Ezinma harvest the cassava for the feast?
(a) The shake the tree, and the cassava fall to the ground.
(b) They pick the cassava off the tops of the trees.
(c) They cut the cassava off the trees with machetes.
(d) They shake every tree with a long stick, bend down to cut the stem, and dig out the tuber.

4. What descends on the land of Okonkwo, darkens the sky, settles on the rooftops, and breaks mighty tree branches under them?
(a) A flock of vultures
(b) A swarm of locusts
(c) The spirits of the clans ancestors
(d) The arrows of neighboring enemies

5. What is the name of the man that the ekwe announces to Umuofia?
(a) Maduka
(b) Ezeudu
(c) Obierika
(d) Uzowulu

Short Answer 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?

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

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

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

5. What does Okonkwo send to Obierika as he enters his final year of exile?

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