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

2. How is Okonkwo going to thank his mother's people for helping him during his seven years in exile?
(a) He is going to give the elders a bag of cowries.
(b) He is going to leave behind one of his wives to work for the rulers and elders.
(c) He is going to have a great feast.
(d) He is going to distribute all his yam seeds to the people.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Every man learns the language of the ekwe. How does the wooden instrument let the people know exactly who has died?

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

(see the answer key)

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