Things Fall Apart Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 24.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The punishment for breaking the sacred peace changes through the years. What happened to a man that broke the Week of Peace in the past?
(a) He was exiled from Umuofia, considered to be dead to all the clan.
(b) He was hanged in the marketplace for all to see.
(c) He was tied in the village marketplace and each member of the clan spat on him.
(d) He was dragged on the ground through the village until dead.

2. Where does the powerful Oracle of the Hills, Agbala, live?
(a) In a large, handsomely endowed compound in the hills filled with the gifts from those asking for a consultation.
(b) Through a round hole in the side of the hill leading to a dimly lit cave.
(c) Deep underground with the creatures of the soil, beneath the hills and all things that live above the ground.
(d) In the treetops with all the climbing creatures of Umuofia.

3. Anasi is Nwakibie's first wife, which makes her the ruler over the other wives of Nwakibie. She is the only wife who can wear her husband's titles. Where are the titles worn on Anasi?
(a) Tattooed on her upper arm.
(b) In a hair piece.
(c) On a necklace.
(d) On an anklet.

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

5. What is Okonkwo afraid will happen to his male children after he dies?
(a) They will forget the lessons Okonkwo taught them.
(b) They will be killed by neighboring enemies.
(c) They will never go back to their homeland again.
(d) They will follow in Nwoye's footsteps and abandon the gods of their ancestors.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the elders fear for the young people of the village?

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

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

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

5. What are the crops that are considered women's crops by the people of Umuofia?

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