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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ezinma tells her mother, Ekwefi, that her upper eyelid is twitching. What does Ekwefi tell Ezinma the significance of the twitch is?
(a) It means the rains will come early this year.
(b) It means Ezinma is going to cry.
(c) It means Ezinma will have many children.
(d) It means Ezinma will see something.

2. 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 worst in memory: late rains and scorching sun kill the yams, then torrential downpours wash the seeds away.
(c) The beginning of the season is poor weather for growing yams, but the second planting of the season grows huge yams, sweet and plump.
(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.

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

4. Which of the spectators of the wrestling match are allowed to sit around the huge circle of the wrestling ring?
(a) The wrestlers waiting for their matches.
(b) Pregnant women.
(c) Women and children.
(d) The elders, grandees, a few early comers in the stands, and the drummers.

5. Who is the priestess of Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves, in real life?
(a) Ekwefi, the second wife of Okonkwo
(b) Anasi, Okonkwo's first wife
(c) Chielo, a widow with two children
(d) Noywe's mother

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Why is the big, ancient silk-cotton tree in the playground considered sacred?

4. How are the children of the village prepared for the Feast of the New Yam?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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