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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Ezinma, the daughter of Okonkwo's second wife, bring fire to Nwoye's mother's hut?
(a) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, gives Ezinma a clay pot with burning leaves inside to carry to Nwoye's mother's hut.
(b) Ezinma carries a flaming stick across the compound to Nwoye's mother's hut.
(c) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, puts live coals into a piece of broken pot and Ezinma carries it to Nwoye's mother.
(d) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, makes a torch of banana leaves and palm oil, and gives it to Ezinma to carry to Nwoye's mother.

3. Which of the spectators of the wrestling match are allowed to sit around the huge circle of the wrestling ring?
(a) The elders, grandees, a few early comers in the stands, and the drummers.
(b) Pregnant women.
(c) The wrestlers waiting for their matches.
(d) Women and children.

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Okonkwo react to the disastrous growing season that destroy all his yams and the yams of his people?

2. 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?

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

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

5. How is the weather during the first growing season that Okonkwo starts share-cropping for Nwakibie?

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