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. Obierika's daughter, Akueke, is sixteen, just the right age for marrying. How does her suitor and his relatives determine if she is ripe for marriage?
(a) They study her body, which is decorated and painted in the traditional way: cam oil, black patterns on the skin, black necklace, red and yellow bangles, and waist beads.
(b) They observe how much she eats of the food that is set out before her, and how delicately she chews her food.
(c) They have her stand before them and recite a marriage poem while dressed in flowing robes.
(d) They feel how silky her hair is, and pinch her upper arms for plumpness.

2. Why does Okonkwo beat his second wife, Ojiugo, during the sacred Week of Peace?
(a) She disagrees with what Okonkwo has to say.
(b) She cooks a meal that Okonkwo does not like.
(c) She is caught with another man.
(d) She is at a friend's house and does not prepare Okonkwo's afternoon meal.

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

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

5. What does Okagbue, the medicine man, dig up from under the orange tree that makes the people of the village believe that Ezinma will live to adulthood?
(a) A basket of kola nuts which were buried when Ezinma was born to trapped evil spirits. It was supposed to be dug up after a time and burned, so the evil spirits would not kill Ezinma.
(b) Ezinma's iyi-uwa, a smooth pebble wrapped in a dirty rag which links Ezinma to the spirit world. It is believed that if the iyi-uwa is found and destroyed, Ezinma will not die.
(c) A sacred amulet that the priestess made for Ezinma the day she was born. Ezinma was to wear it around her neck until the day she died.
(d) The cloth which was used to clean Ezinma after she was born. It was buried after the birth as a good luck charm that would keep the infant safe from harm. After digging it up, the child was to be washed with it once again to stay safe.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Under what circumstances will the people of Umuofia consult Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves?

4. Okonkwo of Umuofia is the emissary of war to Mbaino. What does Mbaino give him as an offering for the murder of the woman from Umuofia?

5. Which men fight in the final wrestling match of the day?

(see the answer key)

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