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 is Nwoye's name changed to after he joins the Christians?
(a) Luke
(b) Isaac
(c) Thomas
(d) James

2. What is Okonkwo's punishment for committing a "nso-ani" during the Week of Peace?
(a) Bring a bamboo basket of yams, a flask of palm-wine and a hen to the shrine of Ani.
(b) Bring a she-goat, one hen, a length of cloth, and a hundred cowries to the shrine of Ani.
(c) Go to the shrine of Ani, fast for three days, and beg forgiveness for breaking the sacred peace.
(d) Go to the shrine of Ani and confess his disrespectful behavior to the gods of the clan, remaining on his knees throughout a day and night.

3. Ezinma offers to bring Okonkwo's chair to the wrestling match for him. Why did he refuse his daughter's offer?
(a) He will be busy with preparing the wrestlers for the match and wouldn't need the chair.
(b) Carrying the chair is a boy's job.
(c) Only grown women carry their husband's chairs.
(d) Men prefer to stand during the wrestling match.

4. Obierika's daughter, Akueke, is sixteen, just the right age for marrying. How does her suitor and his relatives determine if she is ripe for marriage?
(a) They feel how silky her hair is, and pinch her upper arms for plumpness.
(b) They have her stand before them and recite a marriage poem while dressed in flowing robes.
(c) They study her body, which is decorated and painted in the traditional way: cam oil, black patterns on the skin, black necklace, red and yellow bangles, and waist beads.
(d) They observe how much she eats of the food that is set out before her, and how delicately she chews her food.

5. What does the law state in Umuofia if a woman runs away from her husband?
(a) She is to be killed and left unburied for the vultures and wild animals.
(b) She must be left in the forest to die.
(c) Her husband is allowed to go get her, dragging her back home by the hair.
(d) Her bride-price must be returned to the husband.

Short Answer 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?

2. How does eighteen-year-old, Okonkwo, bring honor to his village?

3. What is the one passion that rules Okonkwo's life?

4. Why is Umuofia feared by all its neighbors?

5. What is the custom in the village of Obodoani if a man dies during the Week of Peace?

(see the answer key)

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