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

2. Obiageli, Nwoye's sister, comes home crying because her water pot is broken. How did her waterpot break?
(a) She tripped over a stone in the pathway, and fell with her water pot.
(b) She was showing off, swaying her waist and the pot fell.
(c) She overfilled the pot with water and was unable to carry the weight. The pot tipped and fell.
(d) She was pushed by Nwoye's younger brother and fell with her pot, spilling the water and smashing the pot.

3. Okonkwo's friend, Obierika, is celebrating his daughter's uri. Why does this day put the entire neighborhood into a festive air?
(a) It is the day when his daughter's suitor brings palm-wine to her parents and her entire group of kinsmen, umunna. Everyone is invited, but the central figures are the bride and her mother.
(b) It is the day his daughter's suitor will pay the bride-price and everyone will celebrate.
(c) It is the day his daughter will practice for the wedding ceremony, followed by a celebration.
(d) It is the day his daughtor's suitor brings the whole neighborhood to see the hut where he and his bride will be living.

4. Okonkwo and the men of Umuofia take Ikemefuna deep into the forest and kill him with machetes. Who gives the final thrust of the machete that ends Ikemefuna's life?
(a) Okafo
(b) Ogbuefi Ezendu
(c) Okonkwo
(d) Nwoye

5. Why can Ezeudu, the oldest man in his village, only be buried at night?
(a) The oldest man of the village is always buried after dark.
(b) The spirits announce that he has to be buried at night.
(c) It is believed being buried at night will bring the dead man closer to his ancestors.
(d) He is a noble warrior with three titles to his name. A man who took titles can only be buried after dark.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the priestess do when she brings Ezinma out of Agbala's cave?

2. What does Nwoye do after his father, Okonkwo, beats him for being with the missionaries?

3. How does Nwoye's mother treat Ikemenfuna?

4. What is Okonkwo afraid will happen to his male children after he dies?

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

(see the answer key)

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