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. Okonkwo is very prosperous, owning a large compound with many huts, and an abundance of food. Ikemefuna is given to Okonkwo to live with him until the clan decides Ikemefuna's fate. How does Ikemefuna react to living with Okonkwo?
(a) He is afraid and does not understand the circumstances.
(b) He is thankful that he will never be hungry living with Okonkwo, his three wives, and eight children.
(c) He is pleased to be living with such a powerful, wealthy man.
(d) He hopes to learn how to become a great farmer and warrior from Okonkwo.

2. What is the one passion that rules Okonkwo's life?
(a) To make sure his barn was always filled with yams.
(b) To hate everything his father loved.
(c) To obtain more wealth than anyone else in Umuofia.
(d) To be affluent in money, wives, and children.

3. 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.

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

5. 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?
(a) The drums play the wrestling dance in preparation for the wrestling match at sundown.
(b) The beating drums announce that there is a winner in the wrestling match.
(c) The drums beat as each wrestler is thrown to the ground.
(d) The beating of the drums means that the wrestling match will begin at noon.

Short Answer Questions

1. After speaking with the elders of nine villages, what does Okonkwo tell Ikemefuna about what is going to happen to him?

2. What happens to twins born in Umuofia?

3. Why is Okonkwo's twelve-year-old son, Nwoye, causing him great anxiety?

4. What are the things that Okonkwo fears most?

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

(see the answer key)

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