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. The first day of the new year is celebrated with feasting and fellowship. What takes place on the second day of the new year?
(a) The gathering of all the village musicians for singing and dancing.
(b) A gathering in the marketplace for the preparation of the new yams for planting.
(c) A play enacting the planting of yams put on by the children of all the villages in Umuofia.
(d) The great wrestling match between Okonkwo's village and their neighbors.

2. Why does Nwakibie trust Okonkwo to farm his yam seeds?
(a) He always believs big, strong men are trustworthy.
(b) He can tell by looking at Okonkwo that he is a hard worker, unlike many young men of the village.
(c) He figures he can charge Okonkwo for the seeds with interest if the crop failed.
(d) He asks other people of the village if Okonkwo can be trusted.

3. How do the women of the clan prepare for the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(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.

4. Okonkwo and the men of Umuofia take Ikemefuna deep into the forest and kill him with machetes. Who gives the final thrust of the machete that ends Ikemefuna's life?
(a) Okafo
(b) Okonkwo
(c) Nwoye
(d) Ogbuefi Ezendu

5. What is the festival that gives thanks to Ani, the earth goddess and source of fertility?
(a) The Seeds of Life Festival
(b) The Mother of the Earth Festival
(c) The Yam Harvest Festival
(d) The New Yam Festival

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. Who is the first man Okonkwo works for as a share-cropper ?

3. What is the emergency that the great orator announces at the meeting in the marketplace?

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?

5. How does Ezinma, the daughter of Okonkwo's second wife, bring fire to Nwoye's mother's hut?

(see the answer key)

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