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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the traditional events when night falls and it is time to end Obierika's daughter's uri?
(a) The leftover wine is divided into flasks for the guests to take home.
(b) The singers sing a song of praise to Obierika for such a wonderful celebration.
(c) The elders sit in a circle while singers sing each man's praise. Then the guest's rise to go and the bride is to leave with them for seven weeks.
(d) The women gather all the pots, filling them with leftover food and give each guest a pot to take home.

2. Why do the people of Umuofia observe the Week of Peace?
(a) It is a time for families to develop bonds of love and understanding, making their relationships strong.
(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 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.

3. 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) Nwoye
(b) Okonkwo
(c) Uchendu
(d) Obierika

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

5. What is the only way a young man can build a barn of his own if his father has no yams?
(a) Planting coco-yams.
(b) Going to his mother and his father's wives for help.
(c) Share-cropping.
(d) Saving his money to buy seeds.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Nwakibie trust Okonkwo to farm his yam seeds?

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

3. When the missionaries ask the rulers of Mbanta for land to build their church, what do the rulers give them?

4. While talking with Okoye about the war, Unkona changes the subject to which topic?

5. Which men fight in the final wrestling match of the day?

(see the answer key)

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