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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the women of the clan prepare for the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) They scrub the walls and huts with red earth, draw patterns on them in white, yellow and green, paint themselves with cam wood, and draw black patterns on their stomach and backs.
(b) They cleanse their bodies, wear a simple robe and sandles, and scrub their faces. They are to go to the festival free of all paint, jewelry, or ornamentation of any kind.
(c) They decorate robes with intricate patterns made of colored beans, plaite each others hair, color their faces with red clay, and make veils to cover their faces during the festival.
(d) They gather in the marketplace to share all their clothing, jewelry and sandals with one another. They wear each others belongings to prove to the goddess, Ani, that they are worthy people.

2. What is the shameful death Unoka endures?
(a) Starvation due to his many failed crops.
(b) Dying of the abomination of swollen stomach and limbs, never to be buried in the earth.
(c) Drowning in his own vomit after too much palm-wine.
(d) Beheading because of his many unpaid debts.

3. Which men fight in the final wrestling match of the day?
(a) The leaders of the teams are made up of the best wrestlers in the nine villages.
(b) Men elected in each of the nine villages.
(c) Men chosen by the elders from each of the nine villages.
(d) The wealthiest men from each of the nine villages.

4. How does Okonkwo react to the disastrous growing season that destroy all his yams and the yams of his people?
(a) He cries and sinks into despair.
(b) He feels he can survive anything, since he has survived this disastrous year.
(c) His heart is broken from the loss of his crop, leaving him depressed and suicidal.
(d) He gives up being a farmer, and begins looking for a new trade.

5. How are the children of the village prepared for the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) Their bodies are rubbed with palm oil, and their hair is decorated with kola nut shells.
(b) Their heads are shaved in beautiful patterns.
(c) They are washed in the riverbed three times the day before the festival, and then dressed in simple robes.
(d) Their entire bodies are painted with cam wood and no clothing is worn to the festival.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the one passion that rules Okonkwo's life?

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

3. What drives Okonkwo into a rage on the first day of the festival, leading him to beat his second wife, Ekwefi, and almost kill her with a gun?

4. Where does the powerful Oracle of the Hills, Agbala, live?

5. Under what circumstances will the people of Umuofia consult Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves?

(see the answer key)

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