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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 hopes Nwoye would be a fair, just, and wise father and husband, showing kindness and love to his family.
(d) He wants Nwoye to be a great warrior with many heroic victories to his name.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to twins born in Umuofia?

2. What does the ekwe, a hollowed out wooden instrument and the blast of the cannon signify to the nine villages of Umuofia?

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

4. Okonkwo is sitting in his obi with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, eating dried locusts when Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes with a message. What is the message?

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

(see the answer key)

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