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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says that the Abame were fools and had been warned of danger, and that they should have brought guns and machetes with them to the market?
(a) Okonkwo
(b) Uchendu
(c) Nwoye
(d) Obierika

2. Why does Obierika go to visit Okonkwo a second time, two years after the first?
(a) He misses his good friend, Okonkwo, and thinks he should tell him that missionaries had come.
(b) To bring more cowries and some yam seeds to his friend, Okonkwo
(c) To find out if all is well with Okonkwo and his family.
(d) To find out why Okonkwo's son, Nwoye, joined the white missionaries.

3. What does the ekwe, a hollowed out wooden instrument and the blast of the cannon signify to the nine villages of Umuofia?
(a) The beginning of a festival
(b) The birth of a child
(c) The death of a man
(d) The beginning of war

4. Where does Obierika get the bags of cowries that he brings to Okonkwo?
(a) He collects the money from the clan members who favor Okonkwo.
(b) He sells Okonkwo's yams and seed yams.
(c) He gives Okonkwo some of the cowries he saved through the years.
(d) He sells Okonkwo's compound and brings him the money.

5. How is the weather during the first growing season that Okonkwo starts share-cropping for Nwakibie?
(a) Some good days, and some bad: the yams grow, but not to their potential. Some days were too hot and some rains too severe.
(b) The best growing weather ever: yams flourish with the nightly rains and sunny days.
(c) The beginning of the season is poor weather for growing yams, but the second planting of the season grows huge yams, sweet and plump.
(d) The worst in memory: late rains and scorching sun kill the yams, then torrential downpours wash the seeds away.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What is the only way a young man can build a barn of his own if his father has no yams?

3. What happens in Umuofia the next time Obierika comes to visit Okonkwo, two years later?

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

5. What news does Obierika bring to Okonkwo and Uchendu about the Abame clan?

(see the answer key)

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