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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Under what circumstances will the people of Umuofia consult Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves?
(a) To ask for wealth, prosperity, and many newborn sons.
(b) To ask for a cure for a fatal disease.
(c) To find out if their wives are being faithful.
(d) When they are followed by misfortune, when they have a dispute with their neighbors, to see their futures, and to talk to the spirits.

2. What is Okonkwo's punishment for committing a "nso-ani" during the Week of Peace?
(a) Bring a bamboo basket of yams, a flask of palm-wine and a hen to the shrine of Ani.
(b) Go to the shrine of Ani, fast for three days, and beg forgiveness for breaking the sacred peace.
(c) Bring a she-goat, one hen, a length of cloth, and a hundred cowries to the shrine of Ani.
(d) Go to the shrine of Ani and confess his disrespectful behavior to the gods of the clan, remaining on his knees throughout a day and night.

3. 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.

4. When is the only time that Unkona is not haggard and mournful?
(a) When fighting for his village against the village of Mbaino.
(b) When providing food for his wife and children.
(c) When drinking and playing his flute.
(d) After paying off his debts.

5. 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?
(a) He is thankful that he will never be hungry living with Okonkwo, his three wives, and eight children.
(b) He is pleased to be living with such a powerful, wealthy man.
(c) He hopes to learn how to become a great farmer and warrior from Okonkwo.
(d) He is afraid and does not understand the circumstances.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Okonkwo is angry and cannot speak because of his stutter, how does he get his point across?

2. Where does the powerful Oracle of the Hills, Agbala, live?

3. What does every man and his family do after the Week of Peace?

4. Okonkwo of Umuofia is the emissary of war to Mbaino. What does Mbaino give him as an offering for the murder of the woman from Umuofia?

5. During the rainy season, how do the people of the village pass the time?

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