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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the people of Umuofia observe the Week of Peace?
(a) It is a week of happy celebration, dancing, and feasting with everyone in the village. It creates a peaceful, cooperative atmosphere that is supposed to last throughout the year.
(b) Their forefather's ordained that before they planted any crops, they have to observe a week where it is forbidden to say a harsh word to a neighbor. This honors the god of the earth, so that the crops will grow.
(c) It is a time to set aside differences with families and neighbors, forgiving them for past offenses.
(d) It is a time for families to develop bonds of love and understanding, making their relationships strong.

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

3. 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) Campfire wood, and a pot of soup.
(b) Palm-wine, a cock, kola nut, and alligator pepper.
(c) A bamboo basket and a goatflask.
(d) Goat's milk and eggs.

4. What are the women's duties after the yams are planted?
(a) They plant maize, melons, and beans between the mounds. They also weeded the farm three times per planting season.
(b) They make bamboo woven hats for the farmers working in the hot sun.
(c) They make meals for the men working in the fields.
(d) They plant kola nuts between the yams, and weed the yams every day.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Why is the big, ancient silk-cotton tree in the playground considered sacred?

3. What do the people of Umuofia fear in the night?

4. How do the women of the clan prepare for the Feast of the New Yam?

5. Anasi is Nwakibie's first wife, which makes her the ruler over the other wives of Nwakibie. She is the only wife who can wear her husband's titles. Where are the titles worn on Anasi?

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