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. What are the crops that are considered women's crops by the people of Umuofia?
(a) Yams, kola nuts, greens
(b) Palms, bitter-leaf, foo foo
(c) Gourds, bananas, oil bean
(d) Coco-yams, beans, cassava

2. What drives Okonkwo into a rage on the first day of the festival, leading him to beat his second wife, Ekwefi, and almost kill her with a gun?
(a) Okonkwo finds that his second wife has not prepared her children in the traditional fashion of the clan for the festival.
(b) Okonkwo is angry because his second wife has not scrubbed the walls of her hut with red earth, and has neglected the rituals of the people.
(c) He believes his wife killed a banana tree in the compound, even though it is still alive. She also comments on his inability to shoot well.
(d) She burns the vegetable soup she is preparing for the festival.

3. What does Obierika bring for Okonkwo two years after Okonkwo had been exiled?
(a) Bags full of cowries
(b) Yam seeds
(c) Kola nuts and palm-wine
(d) Woven baskets of yams

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

5. Why does Unkona change the subject to music when he and Oybe are discussing the impending war with the village of Mbaino?
(a) Unkona is afraid to think about people of his village being hurt.
(b) Unkona is a coward and can't stand the sight of blood.
(c) Unkona wants to stay home to take care of his yam harvest.
(d) Unkona knows he would have to leave his family to fight in the war.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When the village meeting is called after the six leaders are released from the white man's prison, what does Okika say the clan should do?

3. What is the agreed upon bride-price for Akueke?

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

5. Why do all the women abandon preparing the food for the uri and rush off to the Obierika's crop field?

(see the answer key)

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