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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 significance of the beating of drums in the village playground, the ilo, where all the great ceremonies and dances of the village take place?
(a) The beating of the drums means that the wrestling match will begin at noon.
(b) The beating drums announce that there is a winner in the wrestling match.
(c) The drums beat as each wrestler is thrown to the ground.
(d) The drums play the wrestling dance in preparation for the wrestling match at sundown.

2. What is used to inform all the men of the Umuofia to meet in the market place the following morning?
(a) The town crier beating on his hollow, metal ogene.
(b) The beating of drums in the night.
(c) A choir of people singing the message.
(d) A group of armed warriors.

3. Obiageli, Nwoye's sister, comes home crying because her water pot is broken. How did her waterpot break?
(a) She overfilled the pot with water and was unable to carry the weight. The pot tipped and fell.
(b) She was showing off, swaying her waist and the pot fell.
(c) She was pushed by Nwoye's younger brother and fell with her pot, spilling the water and smashing the pot.
(d) She tripped over a stone in the pathway, and fell with her water pot.

4. During the rainy season, how do the people of the village pass the time?
(a) They spend many hours praying to the gods for a bountiful harvest.
(b) They spent time in the hut, listening to flute music, weaving baskets, and sleeping.
(c) In each hut, children sit by their mother's cooking fire and tell stories, or sit with their father, roasting and eating maize.
(d) They prepare yam seeds for next year's fields.

5. Why does Okonkwo worry about his son, Nwoye?
(a) He thinks his son will not become a musician like he wants him to.
(b) He thinks his son is too boastful, which may turn others against him.
(c) Okonkwo thinks his son is too much like his mother and weak like his grandfather.
(d) He thinks his son is too aggressive, which might lead him into danger.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many men are in each of the two teams of wrestlers who face each other in the wrestling ring?

2. What does Okonkwo bring with him to share with the wealthy Nwakibie and his family before asking for yam seeds and share cropping privileges?

3. How does Okonkwo act for two days after Ikemefuna's death?

4. What is the custom in the village of Obodoani if a man dies during the Week of Peace?

5. Why is Okonkwo considered one of the greatest men of his time?

(see the answer key)

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