Things Fall Apart Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the significance of the beating of drums in the village playground, the ilo, where all the great ceremonies and dances of the village take place?
(a) The beating drums announce that there is a winner in the wrestling match.
(b) The beating of the drums means that the wrestling match will begin at noon.
(c) The drums play the wrestling dance in preparation for the wrestling match at sundown.
(d) The drums beat as each wrestler is thrown to the ground.

2. Why does Nwakibie trust Okonkwo to farm his yam seeds?
(a) He can tell by looking at Okonkwo that he is a hard worker, unlike many young men of the village.
(b) He asks other people of the village if Okonkwo can be trusted.
(c) He always believs big, strong men are trustworthy.
(d) He figures he can charge Okonkwo for the seeds with interest if the crop failed.

3. How can an observer tell if a communal ceremony is only for the men of the village?
(a) There are no women present anywhere near the ceremony.
(b) The titled men and elders sit on stools while the women look on from the fringe like outsiders.
(c) There are guards stationed around the communal ceremony, preventing the women from viewing.
(d) The women gather away from the ceremony, and chat with one another.

4. Why is Umuofia feared by all its neighbors?
(a) Umuofia goes to war whether the case is clear and just or not.
(b) It never tries to find a peaceful settlement before going to war.
(c) The medicine woman curses all its enemies.
(d) It is powerful in war and magic and has a strong war medicine called agadi-nwayi.

5. What do the people of Umuofia fear in the night?
(a) Kidnappers looking for children to sell as slaves.
(b) Evil spirits, dangerous animals, and snakes.
(c) Bandits in search of money and food.
(d) Rogue warriors from Mbaino.

Short Answer Questions

1. When is the only time that Unkona is not haggard and mournful?

2. Okonkwo ate his wive's meals, and his wives and children are their supper. What is the next thing his wives and children do?

3. Nine out of ten of Ekwefi's children die in infancy. After the second death, Okonkwo goes to the medicine man to find out why this is happening. What explanation does the diviner give?

4. Why does Okonkwo insult Osugo at a meeting by calling him a woman?

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

(see the answer key)

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