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

2. How does Nwoye's mother treat Ikemenfuna?
(a) She makes him work like a slave.
(b) She is very kind to him and treats him like one of her own children.
(c) She ignores him, resenting that he is someone else's child.
(d) She mistreats him, letting him go for days with nothing to eat.

3. 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 feel how silky her hair is, and pinch her upper arms for plumpness.
(b) 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.
(c) They observe how much she eats of the food that is set out before her, and how delicately she chews her food.
(d) They have her stand before them and recite a marriage poem while dressed in flowing robes.

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?
(a) The wife of the murderer.
(b) A fifteen-year-old boy named Ikemefuna and a young virgin to replace the murdered woman.
(c) One of Mbaino's most powerful warriors.
(d) A large monetary payment for the people of Umofia.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. While talking with Okoye about the war, Unkona changes the subject to which topic?

2. Why is Umuofia feared by all its neighbors?

3. After speaking with the elders of nine villages, what does Okonkwo tell Ikemefuna about what is going to happen to him?

4. How is the weather during the first growing season that Okonkwo starts share-cropping for Nwakibie?

5. What does every man and his family do after the Week of Peace?

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