Things Fall Apart Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. 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) It is a time for families to develop bonds of love and understanding, making their relationships strong.
(c) 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.
(d) It is a time to set aside differences with families and neighbors, forgiving them for past offenses.

3. Who is the powerful orator that informs the ten thousand men of the emergency facing the nine villages of Umuofia?
(a) Ogbuefi Udo
(b) Nwoye
(c) Okoye
(d) Ogbuefi Ezeugo

4. What is the tragedy that takes place during the final burial rites for Ezeudu while the cannon is shot and guns fired?
(a) Ezeudu's sixteen-year-old son is shot in the arm.
(b) Ezeudu's sixteen-year-old son is killed when Okonkwo's gun explodes.
(c) Ezeudu's wife stabs herself.
(d) Another elder of the clan dies in all the excitement.

5. How many pots of wine do Obierika's in-laws brink to his home for the uri?
(a) Twenty-five
(b) None
(c) Twenty
(d) Fifty

Short Answer Questions

1. Every man learns the language of the ekwe. How does the wooden instrument let the people know exactly who has died?

2. What is the final ceremony, Amikwu, Uchendu's youngest son, has to perform before getting married?

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

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

5. When Okonkwo was a boy, his father, Unoka, consults Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills, about why his crops always fail.. What reply did the Oracle give?

(see the answer key)

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