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. Okonkwo ate his wive's meals, and his wives and children are their supper. What is the next thing his wives and children do?
(a) Review the events of the day
(b) The wives wash their hair and their children's hair
(c) Wash the children and get them ready for bed
(d) Sing and told folk stories

2. What is the first trial's dispute set before Evil Forest and the egwugwu?
(a) The case of a mother beating her child to death.
(b) The case of a man being murdered and left by the side of the road by his brother.
(c) The case of Mgbafo running away from her husband, Uzowulu, because he beat her and caused her to miscarry. Mgbafo's relatives refuse to give him back the bride-price because he beats her.
(d) The case of one man stealing yams from the barn of another.

3. What question does Njide, the eldest sister of Uchendu, ask of her brother's bride during the isa-ife?
(a) How do you plan to keep a tranquil household for my brother?
(b) How many children do you plan to bear in my brother's name?
(c) Do you plan on being faithful and obedient to my brother?
(d) How many men have you lain with since my brother first expressed the desire to marry you?

4. Why does Obierika go to visit Okonkwo a second time, two years after the first?
(a) To find out why Okonkwo's son, Nwoye, joined the white missionaries.
(b) He misses his good friend, Okonkwo, and thinks he should tell him that missionaries had come.
(c) To find out if all is well with Okonkwo and his family.
(d) To bring more cowries and some yam seeds to his friend, Okonkwo

5. What does Okagbue, the medicine man, dig up from under the orange tree that makes the people of the village believe that Ezinma will live to adulthood?
(a) A basket of kola nuts which were buried when Ezinma was born to trapped evil spirits. It was supposed to be dug up after a time and burned, so the evil spirits would not kill Ezinma.
(b) Ezinma's iyi-uwa, a smooth pebble wrapped in a dirty rag which links Ezinma to the spirit world. It is believed that if the iyi-uwa is found and destroyed, Ezinma will not die.
(c) The cloth which was used to clean Ezinma after she was born. It was buried after the birth as a good luck charm that would keep the infant safe from harm. After digging it up, the child was to be washed with it once again to stay safe.
(d) A sacred amulet that the priestess made for Ezinma the day she was born. Ezinma was to wear it around her neck until the day she died.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many pots of wine do Obierika's in-laws brink to his home for the uri?

3. What is the shameful death Unoka endures?

4. What does the oldest member of the clan say is the reason for gathering for Okonkwo's feast?

5. How does Ekwefi make the medicine she hopes would cure Ezinma?

(see the answer key)

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