Things Fall Apart Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mr. Brown encourage the people to attend school?
(a) With kola nuts and palm-wine
(b) With a she-goat and hen
(c) With singlets and towels
(d) With singlets and towels

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

3. What is the first thing Okonkwo plans to do when he returns to his clan?
(a) Go to each neighboring hut, apologizing for the past
(b) Have his wives cook meals for the village
(c) Rebuild his compound better than it was before
(d) Move in with a neighbor until he could rebuild

4. What is the final ceremony, Amikwu, Uchendu's youngest son, has to perform before getting married?
(a) Uri--the ceremony of wine bringing
(b) Isa-ife--the ceremony of confession
(c) Umuada--the gathering of daughters
(d) Kwenu--shouts of approval

5. What does Okagbue, the medicine man, dig up from under the orange tree that makes the people of the village believe that Ezinma will live to adulthood?
(a) A basket of kola nuts which were buried when Ezinma was born to trapped evil spirits. It was supposed to be dug up after a time and burned, so the evil spirits would not kill Ezinma.
(b) Ezinma's iyi-uwa, a smooth pebble wrapped in a dirty rag which links Ezinma to the spirit world. It is believed that if the iyi-uwa is found and destroyed, Ezinma will not die.
(c) The cloth which was used to clean Ezinma after she was born. It was buried after the birth as a good luck charm that would keep the infant safe from harm. After digging it up, the child was to be washed with it once again to stay safe.
(d) A sacred amulet that the priestess made for Ezinma the day she was born. Ezinma was to wear it around her neck until the day she died.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Uchendu tell Okonkw his duty was?

2. What is Okonkwo's popular nickname?

3. 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?

4. Every man learns the language of the ekwe. How does the wooden instrument let the people know exactly who has died?

5. Where does Obierika send one of his relatives to get a fat goat to give to his in-laws during the uri?

(see the answer key)

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