Things Fall Apart Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Under what circumstances will the people of Umuofia consult Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves?
(a) When they are followed by misfortune, when they have a dispute with their neighbors, to see their futures, and to talk to the spirits.
(b) To find out if their wives are being faithful.
(c) To ask for a cure for a fatal disease.
(d) To ask for wealth, prosperity, and many newborn sons.

2. How many men are in each of the two teams of wrestlers who face each other in the wrestling ring?
(a) Twelve men on each side
(b) Nine men on each side
(c) Five men on each side
(d) Six men on each side

3. What hopes does Okonkwo have for his son, Nwoye's , future?
(a) He wants Nwoye to be a great warrior with many heroic victories to his name.
(b) He hopes Nwoye would be a fair, just, and wise father and husband, showing kindness and love to his family.
(c) He wants Nwoye to be a talented musician, performing at all the festivals in the nine villages.
(d) 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.

4. Who is the priestess of Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves, in real life?
(a) Ekwefi, the second wife of Okonkwo
(b) Chielo, a widow with two children
(c) Anasi, Okonkwo's first wife
(d) Noywe's mother

5. Where does the powerful Oracle of the Hills, Agbala, live?
(a) Deep underground with the creatures of the soil, beneath the hills and all things that live above the ground.
(b) In the treetops with all the climbing creatures of Umuofia.
(c) Through a round hole in the side of the hill leading to a dimly lit cave.
(d) In a large, handsomely endowed compound in the hills filled with the gifts from those asking for a consultation.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How do the women of the clan prepare for the Feast of the New Yam?

3. Obiageli, Nwoye's sister, comes home crying because her water pot is broken. How did her waterpot break?

4. What is the significance of the beating of drums in the village playground, the ilo, where all the great ceremonies and dances of the village take place?

5. What is the shameful death Unoka endures?

(see the answer key)

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