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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is the weather during the first growing season that Okonkwo starts share-cropping for Nwakibie?
(a) Some good days, and some bad: the yams grow, but not to their potential. Some days were too hot and some rains too severe.
(b) The best growing weather ever: yams flourish with the nightly rains and sunny days.
(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 worst in memory: late rains and scorching sun kill the yams, then torrential downpours wash the seeds away.

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

3. 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) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, puts live coals into a piece of broken pot and Ezinma carries it to Nwoye's mother.
(c) Ezinma carries a flaming stick across the compound to Nwoye's mother's hut.
(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.

4. What is the nickname of kotma, the court messengers who guard the prison which holds people who break the white man's law?
(a) Betrayers of the people
(b) Dead locusts
(c) Slime of the earth
(d) Ashy-buttocks

5. What does Okonkwo bring back from the bush while Ezinma lays sick in Ekwefi's hut?
(a) A bundle of medicinal plants, grasses, leaves, roots and barks.
(b) Soil from the bush to mix with water and form into mud which can be rubbed on Ezinma's body to bring down the fever.
(c) Bananas to mix with palm oil, forming a paste which Ezinma can eat easily. This will help keep up her strength.
(d) Three small birds to offer as sacrifice to the gods, so Ezinma will get well.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the big, ancient silk-cotton tree in the playground considered sacred?

2. What do the missionaries tell the Mbanta people about their gods?

3. Why does Obierika go to visit Okonkwo a second time, two years after the first?

4. How many pots of wine do Obierika's in-laws brink to his home for the uri?

5. What are the things that Okonkwo fears most?

(see the answer key)

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