Things Fall Apart Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the first man Okonkwo works for as a share-cropper ?
(a) Nwakibie
(b) Okoye
(c) Agbala
(d) Ogbuefi Udo

2. Where does Okonkwo bring his family after being banished from his village?
(a) To wander the forests and live off the land
(b) To his mother's kinsmen in Mbanta
(c) To live in a cave in the hills
(d) To an enemy village asking to be accepted

3. What is the name of the boy who wins the wrestling match in the fifteen- to sixteen-year-old age group with a lightning fast move that was never seen before?
(a) Nwoye
(b) Ikemefuna
(c) Maduka
(d) Obierika

4. Nine out of ten of Ekwefi's children die in infancy. After the second death, Okonkwo goes to the medicine man to find out why this is happening. What explanation does the diviner give?
(a) The child is an agbanje, a wicked child that enters the mother's womb to be born again.
(b) Ekwefi did not eat vegetable soup throughout her pregnancies.
(c) Ekwefi should just keep trying, and sooner or later a child would survive.
(d) Ekwefi is weak and should not become pregnant again.

5. Okonkwo's friend, Obierika, is celebrating his daughter's uri. Why does this day put the entire neighborhood into a festive air?
(a) It is the day when his daughter's suitor brings palm-wine to her parents and her entire group of kinsmen, umunna. Everyone is invited, but the central figures are the bride and her mother.
(b) It is the day his daughter will practice for the wedding ceremony, followed by a celebration.
(c) It is the day his daughter's suitor will pay the bride-price and everyone will celebrate.
(d) It is the day his daughtor's suitor brings the whole neighborhood to see the hut where he and his bride will be living.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the weather during the first growing season that Okonkwo starts share-cropping for Nwakibie?

2. How many pots of wine do Obierika's in-laws brink to his home for the uri?

3. What is the only way a young man can build a barn of his own if his father has no yams?

4. Why is the big, ancient silk-cotton tree in the playground considered sacred?

5. Which of the spectators of the wrestling match are allowed to sit around the huge circle of the wrestling ring?

(see the answer key)

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