Things Fall Apart Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Nwoye's mother treat Ikemenfuna?
(a) She mistreats him, letting him go for days with nothing to eat.
(b) She makes him work like a slave.
(c) She is very kind to him and treats him like one of her own children.
(d) She ignores him, resenting that he is someone else's child.

2. How does Okonkwo act for two days after Ikemefuna's death?
(a) He acts as if nothing has happened and continues his daily routines.
(b) He goes into the hills and offers a sacrifice to the gods, asking their forgiveness for taking part in Ikemfuna's death.
(c) He works day and night to keep his mind occupied.
(d) He does not eat for two days, he drinks palm-wine from morning until night, he does not sleep, and he can't stop thinking about Ikemefuna.

3. The punishment for breaking the sacred peace changes through the years. What happened to a man that broke the Week of Peace in the past?
(a) He was hanged in the marketplace for all to see.
(b) He was dragged on the ground through the village until dead.
(c) He was exiled from Umuofia, considered to be dead to all the clan.
(d) He was tied in the village marketplace and each member of the clan spat on him.

4. What drives Okonkwo into a rage on the first day of the festival, leading him to beat his second wife, Ekwefi, and almost kill her with a gun?
(a) She burns the vegetable soup she is preparing for the festival.
(b) Okonkwo finds that his second wife has not prepared her children in the traditional fashion of the clan for the festival.
(c) Okonkwo is angry because his second wife has not scrubbed the walls of her hut with red earth, and has neglected the rituals of the people.
(d) He believes his wife killed a banana tree in the compound, even though it is still alive. She also comments on his inability to shoot well.

5. What are the women's duties after the yams are planted?
(a) They make meals for the men working in the fields.
(b) They plant maize, melons, and beans between the mounds. They also weeded the farm three times per planting season.
(c) They plant kola nuts between the yams, and weed the yams every day.
(d) They make bamboo woven hats for the farmers working in the hot sun.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What is the one passion that rules Okonkwo's life?

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

4. Why does Nwakibie trust Okonkwo to farm his yam seeds?

5. Okonkwo is sitting in his obi with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, eating dried locusts when Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes with a message. What is the message?

(see the answer key)

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