Things Fall Apart Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Chielo bring Ezinma?
(a) Deep into the forest
(b) To where dead children are buried
(c) To the village of Umuachi, then turns around and continues back to the hills of Agbala
(d) To the yam fields

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

3. How does Unoka react when Okoye asks him to repay the two hundred cowries owed to him?
(a) He bursts out laughing.
(b) He tells Okoye that he would be paid before anyone else.
(c) He offers kola nuts as repayment instead of money.
(d) He promises to repay the money without delay.

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

5. How does Okonkwo act for two days after Ikemefuna's death?
(a) He goes into the hills and offers a sacrifice to the gods, asking their forgiveness for taking part in Ikemfuna's death.
(b) He works day and night to keep his mind occupied.
(c) He acts as if nothing has happened and continues his daily routines.
(d) He does not eat for two days, he drinks palm-wine from morning until night, he does not sleep, and he can't stop thinking about Ikemefuna.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is used to inform all the men of the Umuofia to meet in the market place the following morning?

4. Why do men and women look forward to the Feast of the New Yam?

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

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