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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) His heart is broken from the loss of his crop, leaving him depressed and suicidal.
(b) He cries and sinks into despair.
(c) He gives up being a farmer, and begins looking for a new trade.
(d) He feels he can survive anything, since he has survived this disastrous year.

2. Why is the big, ancient silk-cotton tree in the playground considered sacred?
(a) The tree holds all the spirits of the men who died in wars since the beginning of time.
(b) The tree is believed to have been the first tree in existence.
(c) The spirits of good children waiting to be born live in the tree.
(d) The tree holds the spirits of all the ancestors of the clan.

3. During the rainy season, how do the people of the village pass the time?
(a) They spent time in the hut, listening to flute music, weaving baskets, and sleeping.
(b) They prepare yam seeds for next year's fields.
(c) In each hut, children sit by their mother's cooking fire and tell stories, or sit with their father, roasting and eating maize.
(d) They spend many hours praying to the gods for a bountiful harvest.

4. Which men fight in the final wrestling match of the day?
(a) The wealthiest men from each of the nine villages.
(b) Men chosen by the elders from each of the nine villages.
(c) Men elected in each of the nine villages.
(d) The leaders of the teams are made up of the best wrestlers in the nine villages.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ezinma, the daughter of Okonkwo's second wife, bring fire to Nwoye's mother's hut?

2. Ezinma tells her mother, Ekwefi, that her upper eyelid is twitching. What does Ekwefi tell Ezinma the significance of the twitch is?

3. What does Okonkwo bring with him to share with the wealthy Nwakibie and his family before asking for yam seeds and share cropping privileges?

4. What is the emergency that the great orator announces at the meeting in the marketplace?

5. What ultimatum is dispatched to Mbaino as a consequence of the murder of the woman from Umuofia?

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