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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the women of the clan prepare for the Feast of the New Yam?
(a) They scrub the walls and huts with red earth, draw patterns on them in white, yellow and green, paint themselves with cam wood, and draw black patterns on their stomach and backs.
(b) They decorate robes with intricate patterns made of colored beans, plaite each others hair, color their faces with red clay, and make veils to cover their faces during the festival.
(c) They gather in the marketplace to share all their clothing, jewelry and sandals with one another. They wear each others belongings to prove to the goddess, Ani, that they are worthy people.
(d) They cleanse their bodies, wear a simple robe and sandles, and scrub their faces. They are to go to the festival free of all paint, jewelry, or ornamentation of any kind.

2. Why does Okoye need to collect a past debt from Unkona?
(a) Okoye needs money to help him overcome his failures.
(b) To buy yams for his three wives.
(c) To buy a new ogene, the musical instrument Okoye played.
(d) To help pay for the expensive Idemili title ceremony.

3. Okonkwo is sitting in his obi with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, eating dried locusts when Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes with a message. What is the message?
(a) Ikemefuna is to remain in Okonkwo's household as a servant for the rest of his life.
(b) Nwoye and Ikemefuna are to be declared by Umuofia as brothers for life.
(c) Umuofia decides to kill Ikemefuna. The Oracle of the Hills pronounces it. Okonkwo is not to take part in the killing because the boy calls him father.
(d) Ikemefuna is to be given all the rights of an adopted son to Okonkwo.

4. When Aneto kills Oduche over a land dispute, what does the white man's government decide?
(a) To hang Aneto
(b) To exile Aneto and his family
(c) To whip Aneto
(d) To imprison Aneto for life

5. Which of the spectators of the wrestling match are allowed to sit around the huge circle of the wrestling ring?
(a) The elders, grandees, a few early comers in the stands, and the drummers.
(b) Women and children.
(c) The wrestlers waiting for their matches.
(d) Pregnant women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Okonkwo hope his sons will be initiated into when his family returns from exile?

2. What does the ekwe, a hollowed out wooden instrument and the blast of the cannon signify to the nine villages of Umuofia?

3. How does Ikemenfuna feel after three weeks of illness?

4. Why do men and women look forward to the Feast of the New Yam?

5. What question does Njide, the eldest sister of Uchendu, ask of her brother's bride during the isa-ife?

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