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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Okonkwo's father?
(a) Unoka
(b) Okoye
(c) Amalinze
(d) Ikemefuna

2. What are the crops that are considered women's crops by the people of Umuofia?
(a) Gourds, bananas, oil bean
(b) Yams, kola nuts, greens
(c) Palms, bitter-leaf, foo foo
(d) Coco-yams, beans, cassava

3. What is the only way a young man can build a barn of his own if his father has no yams?
(a) Share-cropping.
(b) Saving his money to buy seeds.
(c) Going to his mother and his father's wives for help.
(d) Planting coco-yams.

4. What does Okonkwo bring with him to share with the wealthy Nwakibie and his family before asking for yam seeds and share cropping privileges?
(a) Goat's milk and eggs.
(b) A bamboo basket and a goatflask.
(c) Campfire wood, and a pot of soup.
(d) Palm-wine, a cock, kola nut, and alligator pepper.

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 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.
(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 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.
(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 does Okonkwo beat his second wife, Ojiugo, during the sacred Week of Peace?

2. Nine out of ten of Ekwefi's children die in infancy. After the second death, Okonkwo goes to the medicine man to find out why this is happening. What explanation does the diviner give?

3. What is the shameful death Unoka endures?

4. Why is Okonkwo's twelve-year-old son, Nwoye, causing him great anxiety?

5. Why does Nwakibie trust Okonkwo to farm his yam seeds?

(see the answer key)

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