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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Obierika send one of his relatives to get a fat goat to give to his in-laws during the uri?
(a) The wonderful market in Umuike
(b) The goat farm in the village
(c) To the hills where wild goats roam free
(d) To a neighboring goat herder known for his fat goats

2. What are the crops that are considered women's crops by the people of Umuofia?
(a) Yams, kola nuts, greens
(b) Coco-yams, beans, cassava
(c) Palms, bitter-leaf, foo foo
(d) Gourds, bananas, oil bean

3. Why is the big, ancient silk-cotton tree in the playground considered sacred?
(a) The spirits of good children waiting to be born live in the tree.
(b) The tree holds all the spirits of the men who died in wars since the beginning of time.
(c) The tree holds the spirits of all the ancestors of the clan.
(d) The tree is believed to have been the first tree in existence.

4. What does Okonkwo bring back from the bush while Ezinma lays sick in Ekwefi's hut?
(a) A bundle of medicinal plants, grasses, leaves, roots and barks.
(b) Bananas to mix with palm oil, forming a paste which Ezinma can eat easily. This will help keep up her strength.
(c) Three small birds to offer as sacrifice to the gods, so Ezinma will get well.
(d) Soil from the bush to mix with water and form into mud which can be rubbed on Ezinma's body to bring down the fever.

5. How does Ekwefi make the medicine she hopes would cure Ezinma?
(a) She mixes palm-wine and red clay into a medicinal mud and rubs it on Ezinma's face and chest.
(b) She puts a pot on the fire, adding medicinal plants, grasses, leaves, roots and barks. She brought them to a boil being careful that it didn't boil over and lose its power.
(c) She grounds kola nuts and bananas together, forming a paste to put on Ezinma's tongue.
(d) She boiled a hen, added yams and nuts to make a medicinal broth for Ezinma to drink.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Okonkwo was a boy, his father, Unoka, consults Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills, about why his crops always fail.. What reply did the Oracle give?

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

3. What does Uchendu tell Okonkw his duty was?

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

5. What does the priestess do when she brings Ezinma out of Agbala's cave?

(see the answer key)

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