Things Fall Apart Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Unkona's neighbor, Okoye, visit him?
(a) To collect a two-year-old debt of two hundred cowries.
(b) To share kola nuts with Unkona.
(c) To talk about music.
(d) To pray with Unkona for life, health, and protection from enemies.

3. 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 Ezinma is going to cry.
(b) It means Ezinma will see something.
(c) It means the rains will come early this year.
(d) It means Ezinma will have many children.

4. What are the things that Okonkwo fears most?
(a) Evil and capricious gods.
(b) The forest and magic.
(c) Forces of nature.
(d) Failure, weakness, and himself.

5. How do the women of the clan prepare for the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(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 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Okonkwo is sitting in his obi with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, eating dried locusts when Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes with a message. What is the message?

2. Why does Unkona change the subject to music when he and Oybe are discussing the impending war with the village of Mbaino?

3. Who is the powerful orator that informs the ten thousand men of the emergency facing the nine villages of Umuofia?

4. Why is Umuofia feared by all its neighbors?

5. What descends on the land of Okonkwo, darkens the sky, settles on the rooftops, and breaks mighty tree branches under them?

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