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. Why do the elders fear for the young people of the village?
(a) They do not understand the bond of kinship.
(b) They are unwilling to hunt.
(c) They follow the old ways instead of the new religion.
(d) They are poor farmers.

2. What does Okonkwo serve at the feast for all the umunna, the descendants of Okolo?
(a) Roasted locusts and small wild birds
(b) Three goats, fowls, foo-foo, yam pottage, egusi soup, bitter-leaf soup, palm-wine and kola nuts
(c) Fish from the stream, and roasted locusts
(d) Yams wrapped in palm leaves and roasted with palm oil

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

4. 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) Okonkwo
(b) Okafo
(c) Nwoye
(d) Ogbuefi Ezendu

5. 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 killed when Okonkwo's gun explodes.
(b) Ezeudu's wife stabs herself.
(c) Ezeudu's sixteen-year-old son is shot in the arm.
(d) Another elder of the clan dies in all the excitement.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to twins born in Umuofia?

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

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

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

5. What does the oldest member of the clan say is the reason for gathering for Okonkwo's feast?

(see the answer key)

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