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. What is used to inform all the men of the Umuofia to meet in the market place the following morning?
(a) A group of armed warriors.
(b) The town crier beating on his hollow, metal ogene.
(c) The beating of drums in the night.
(d) A choir of people singing the message.

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

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

4. 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 dragged on the ground through the village until dead.
(b) He was exiled from Umuofia, considered to be dead to all the clan.
(c) He was hanged in the marketplace for all to see.
(d) He was tied in the village marketplace and each member of the clan spat on him.

5. What are the crops that are considered women's crops by the people of Umuofia?
(a) Coco-yams, beans, cassava
(b) Yams, kola nuts, greens
(c) Gourds, bananas, oil bean
(d) Palms, bitter-leaf, foo foo

Short Answer Questions

1. The Ibo people consider conversation to be very important. What form of conversation do they regard the most highly?

2. Why do the people of Umuofia observe the Week of Peace?

3. Why does Okonkwo insult Osugo at a meeting by calling him a woman?

4. 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?

5. How does Nwoye's mother treat Ikemenfuna?

(see the answer key)

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