Things Fall Apart Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Nwakibie trust Okonkwo to farm his yam seeds?
(a) He always believs big, strong men are trustworthy.
(b) He asks other people of the village if Okonkwo can be trusted.
(c) He figures he can charge Okonkwo for the seeds with interest if the crop failed.
(d) He can tell by looking at Okonkwo that he is a hard worker, unlike many young men of the village.

2. What is the shameful death Unoka endures?
(a) Beheading because of his many unpaid debts.
(b) Dying of the abomination of swollen stomach and limbs, never to be buried in the earth.
(c) Drowning in his own vomit after too much palm-wine.
(d) Starvation due to his many failed crops.

3. Why is Okonkwo's twelve-year-old son, Nwoye, causing him great anxiety?
(a) Nwoye is a wild, unruly boy.
(b) Okonkwo believes his son to be lazy.
(c) Nwoye complains about having to work in the fields from dawn to dusk.
(d) Okonkwo is jealous of his son's growing strength.

4. Who is Okonkwo's father?
(a) Ikemefuna
(b) Amalinze
(c) Okoye
(d) Unoka

5. While talking with Okoye about the war, Unkona changes the subject to which topic?
(a) Ancestral feasts
(b) Music
(c) Farming
(d) Heavy rains

Short Answer Questions

1. Under what circumstances will the people of Umuofia consult Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves?

2. 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?

3. When is the only time that Unkona is not haggard and mournful?

4. What is Okonkwo's punishment for committing a "nso-ani" during the Week of Peace?

5. Why is Okonkwo considered one of the greatest men of his time?

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