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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the festival that gives thanks to Ani, the earth goddess and source of fertility?
(a) The Seeds of Life Festival
(b) The New Yam Festival
(c) The Yam Harvest Festival
(d) The Mother of the Earth Festival

2. How does Ezinma, the daughter of Okonkwo's second wife, bring fire to Nwoye's mother's hut?
(a) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, makes a torch of banana leaves and palm oil, and gives it to Ezinma to carry to Nwoye's mother.
(b) Ezinma carries a flaming stick across the compound to Nwoye's mother's hut.
(c) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, puts live coals into a piece of broken pot and Ezinma carries it to Nwoye's mother.
(d) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, gives Ezinma a clay pot with burning leaves inside to carry to Nwoye's mother's hut.

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

4. Ezinma offers to bring Okonkwo's chair to the wrestling match for him. Why did he refuse his daughter's offer?
(a) Carrying the chair is a boy's job.
(b) Only grown women carry their husband's chairs.
(c) Men prefer to stand during the wrestling match.
(d) He will be busy with preparing the wrestlers for the match and wouldn't need the chair.

5. Why is Okonkwo considered one of the greatest men of his time?
(a) He is a wealthy farmer, the greatest wrestler, has a barn full of yams, and has three wives.
(b) He has patience for all men, even unsuccessful ones.
(c) He is a sympathetic, loving father and husband.
(d) He is the greatest flute player in the village.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to twins born in Umuofia?

2. What are the women's duties after the yams are planted?

3. Why does Okonkwo worry about his son, Nwoye?

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

5. What are the crops that are considered women's crops by the people of Umuofia?

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