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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the powerful Oracle of the Hills, Agbala, live?
(a) Deep underground with the creatures of the soil, beneath the hills and all things that live above the ground.
(b) In a large, handsomely endowed compound in the hills filled with the gifts from those asking for a consultation.
(c) In the treetops with all the climbing creatures of Umuofia.
(d) Through a round hole in the side of the hill leading to a dimly lit cave.

2. What do the people of Umuofia fear in the night?
(a) Bandits in search of money and food.
(b) Kidnappers looking for children to sell as slaves.
(c) Evil spirits, dangerous animals, and snakes.
(d) Rogue warriors from Mbaino.

3. How do the women of the clan prepare for the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) They gather in the marketplace to share all their clothing, jewelry and sandals with one another. They wear each others belongings to prove to the goddess, Ani, that they are worthy people.
(b) They cleanse their bodies, wear a simple robe and sandles, and scrub their faces. They are to go to the festival free of all paint, jewelry, or ornamentation of any kind.
(c) They decorate robes with intricate patterns made of colored beans, plaite each others hair, color their faces with red clay, and make veils to cover their faces during the festival.
(d) They scrub the walls and huts with red earth, draw patterns on them in white, yellow and green, paint themselves with cam wood, and draw black patterns on their stomach and backs.

4. What is the one passion that rules Okonkwo's life?
(a) To hate everything his father loved.
(b) To make sure his barn was always filled with yams.
(c) To obtain more wealth than anyone else in Umuofia.
(d) To be affluent in money, wives, and children.

5. Why do men and women look forward to the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) The men and women cook and feed each other the yams from the previous harvest so that no food will be wasted.
(b) 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.
(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. Who is Okonkwo's father?

2. What are the things that Okonkwo fears most?

3. How does eighteen-year-old, Okonkwo, bring honor to his village?

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

5. Why is Umuofia feared by all its neighbors?

(see the answer key)

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