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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Nwakibie trust Okonkwo to farm his yam seeds?
(a) He asks other people of the village if Okonkwo can be trusted.
(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 always believs big, strong men are trustworthy.

3. Why does Okonkwo beat his second wife, Ojiugo, during the sacred Week of Peace?
(a) She is caught with another man.
(b) She disagrees with what Okonkwo has to say.
(c) She cooks a meal that Okonkwo does not like.
(d) She is at a friend's house and does not prepare Okonkwo's afternoon meal.

4. Why is Umuofia feared by all its neighbors?
(a) The medicine woman curses all its enemies.
(b) It is powerful in war and magic and has a strong war medicine called agadi-nwayi.
(c) It never tries to find a peaceful settlement before going to war.
(d) Umuofia goes to war whether the case is clear and just or not.

5. When Okonkwo was a boy, his father, Unoka, consults Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills, about why his crops always fail.. What reply did the Oracle give?
(a) That Unoka has offended the gods and that is why his crop fail.
(b) That he should stay home and offer sacrifices to the gods.
(c) That Unoka sows his yams on exhausted land rather than making the effort to clear new land.
(d) That he angers his ancestors and they plague his land.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long is Ikemenfuna in Okonkwo's care?

2. What is the shameful death Unoka endures?

3. What are the crops that are considered women's crops by the people of Umuofia?

4. While talking with Okoye about the war, Unkona changes the subject to which topic?

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

(see the answer key)

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