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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Nwoye and Ikemefuna are to be declared by Umuofia as brothers for life.
(b) Ikemefuna is to be given all the rights of an adopted son to Okonkwo.
(c) 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.
(d) Ikemefuna is to remain in Okonkwo's household as a servant for the rest of his life.

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

5. 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 shake every tree with a long stick, bend down to cut the stem, and dig out the tuber.
(c) They cut the cassava off the trees with machetes.
(d) They pick the cassava off the tops of the trees.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why do the elders fear for the young people of the village?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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