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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 ask for wealth, prosperity, and many newborn sons.
(c) To find out if their wives are being faithful.
(d) To ask for a cure for a fatal disease.

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

4. Nwoye's mother calls Ezinma "Ezigbo" when she brings the fire to Nwoye's mother's hut. What does "Ezigbo" mean?
(a) The good one
(b) Good girl
(c) Helpful child
(d) Good work

5. Why do men and women look forward to the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) The men and women cook and feed each other the yams from the previous harvest so that no food will be wasted.
(b) It is a feast of yam stew made from all the leftover yams of the past harvest, which is divided among all the people.
(c) It is the beginning of the season of plenty--the new year. It begins with huge quantities of fresh yams, yam foo foo and vegetable soup.
(d) It is a festival of dancing around the new yams of the season and eating the rest of the old yams for the previous year.

Short Answer Questions

1. Okonkwo does not fear war. In the last war he fought, he brought home a souvenir which he drank palm-wine out of. What is this souvenir?

2. What ultimatum is dispatched to Mbaino as a consequence of the murder of the woman from Umuofia?

3. What is the festival that gives thanks to Ani, the earth goddess and source of fertility?

4. What does Okonkwo bring with him to share with the wealthy Nwakibie and his family before asking for yam seeds and share cropping privileges?

5. What do the people of Umuofia fear in the night?

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