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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the people say "Mother is Supreme" when the man is the head of the family and his wives and children are obedient to him?
(a) They are referring to the mother of all gods, guiding them to rule the world.
(b) When a man is sorrowful and bitter, he seeks refuge in his motherland because his mother is there to protect him. It is where she is buried.
(c) They believe in the very first mother of all men, giving life to all the men who came after.
(d) They are referring to Mother Earth and how she is fertile for the yams.

2. 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) Obierika
(d) Nwoye

3. When Okonkwo is angry and cannot speak because of his stutter, how does he get his point across?
(a) Uses his fists against the person who angers him.
(b) Walks away, returning when he is calmer.
(c) Uses hand motions to relay his message.
(d) Takes a deep breath and gets control of himself.

4. How does Ekwefi make the medicine she hopes would cure Ezinma?
(a) She mixes palm-wine and red clay into a medicinal mud and rubs it on Ezinma's face and chest.
(b) She grounds kola nuts and bananas together, forming a paste to put on Ezinma's tongue.
(c) She boiled a hen, added yams and nuts to make a medicinal broth for Ezinma to drink.
(d) She puts a pot on the fire, adding medicinal plants, grasses, leaves, roots and barks. She brought them to a boil being careful that it didn't boil over and lose its power.

5. What type of clan members join the white man's religion?
(a) The elders of the clan and their families
(b) Men with no titles, efulefu, worthless and empty men
(c) The women and children of the clan
(d) The warriors of the clan, hoping the religion would keep them safe

Short Answer Questions

1. Okonkwo does not fear war. In the last war he fought, he brought home a souvenir which he drank palm-wine out of. What is this souvenir?

2. Okonkwo is sitting in his obi with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, eating dried locusts when Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes with a message. What is the message?

3. One night, the storytelling of Okonkwo 's wives and children stops because the priestess, Chielo is shouting in a high-pitched voice. What does she tell Okonkwo?

4. What does Okonkwo bring back from the bush while Ezinma lays sick in Ekwefi's hut?

5. As the drums sound and the flutes blast, what appears out of the egwugwu house?

(see the answer key)

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