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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 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.
(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 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.
2. What is the one passion that rules Okonkwo's life?
(a) To be affluent in money, wives, and children.
(b) To make sure his barn was always filled with yams.
(c) To obtain more wealth than anyone else in Umuofia.
(d) To hate everything his father loved.
3. Obiageli, Nwoye's sister, comes home crying because her water pot is broken. How did her waterpot break?
(a) She overfilled the pot with water and was unable to carry the weight. The pot tipped and fell.
(b) She tripped over a stone in the pathway, and fell with her water pot.
(c) She was pushed by Nwoye's younger brother and fell with her pot, spilling the water and smashing the pot.
(d) She was showing off, swaying her waist and the pot fell.
4. 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?
(a) A goatskin flask.
(b) A human head.
(c) A woven, bamboo basket.
(d) A colorful, clay pot.
5. How is the weather during the first growing season that Okonkwo starts share-cropping for Nwakibie?
(a) The worst in memory: late rains and scorching sun kill the yams, then torrential downpours wash the seeds away.
(b) Some good days, and some bad: the yams grow, but not to their potential. Some days were too hot and some rains too severe.
(c) The beginning of the season is poor weather for growing yams, but the second planting of the season grows huge yams, sweet and plump.
(d) The best growing weather ever: yams flourish with the nightly rains and sunny days.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does the powerful Oracle of the Hills, Agbala, live?
2. What ultimatum is dispatched to Mbaino as a consequence of the murder of the woman from Umuofia?
3. What do the people of Umuofia fear in the night?
4. What is the only way a young man can build a barn of his own if his father has no yams?
5. What is used to inform all the men of the Umuofia to meet in the market place the following morning?
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