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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Okonkwo react to the disastrous growing season that destroy all his yams and the yams of his people?
(a) He cries and sinks into despair.
(b) He feels he can survive anything, since he has survived this disastrous year.
(c) His heart is broken from the loss of his crop, leaving him depressed and suicidal.
(d) He gives up being a farmer, and begins looking for a new trade.

2. How many men are in each of the two teams of wrestlers who face each other in the wrestling ring?
(a) Six men on each side
(b) Twelve men on each side
(c) Five men on each side
(d) Nine men on each side

3. 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 he angers his ancestors and they plague his land.
(b) That Unoka has offended the gods and that is why his crop fail.
(c) That Unoka sows his yams on exhausted land rather than making the effort to clear new land.
(d) That he should stay home and offer sacrifices to the gods.

4. Ezinma offers to bring Okonkwo's chair to the wrestling match for him. Why did he refuse his daughter's offer?
(a) Only grown women carry their husband's chairs.
(b) Men prefer to stand during the wrestling match.
(c) Carrying the chair is a boy's job.
(d) He will be busy with preparing the wrestlers for the match and wouldn't need the chair.

5. Why do men and women look forward to the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) It is the beginning of the season of plenty--the new year. It begins with huge quantities of fresh yams, yam foo foo and vegetable soup.
(b) The men and women cook and feed each other the yams from the previous harvest so that no food will be wasted.
(c) It is a feast of yam stew made from all the leftover yams of the past harvest, which is divided among all the people.
(d) It is a festival of dancing around the new yams of the season and eating the rest of the old yams for the previous year.

Short Answer Questions

1. Nwoye's mother calls Ezinma "Ezigbo" when she brings the fire to Nwoye's mother's hut. What does "Ezigbo" mean?

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

3. How is the weather during the first growing season that Okonkwo starts share-cropping for Nwakibie?

4. Why is Umuofia feared by all its neighbors?

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

(see the answer key)

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