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. How does Okonkwo act for two days after Ikemefuna's death?
(a) He does not eat for two days, he drinks palm-wine from morning until night, he does not sleep, and he can't stop thinking about Ikemefuna.
(b) He goes into the hills and offers a sacrifice to the gods, asking their forgiveness for taking part in Ikemfuna's death.
(c) He works day and night to keep his mind occupied.
(d) He acts as if nothing has happened and continues his daily routines.

2. What are the traditional events when night falls and it is time to end Obierika's daughter's uri?
(a) The elders sit in a circle while singers sing each man's praise. Then the guest's rise to go and the bride is to leave with them for seven weeks.
(b) The leftover wine is divided into flasks for the guests to take home.
(c) The singers sing a song of praise to Obierika for such a wonderful celebration.
(d) The women gather all the pots, filling them with leftover food and give each guest a pot to take home.

3. What is the shameful death Unoka endures?
(a) Dying of the abomination of swollen stomach and limbs, never to be buried in the earth.
(b) Beheading because of his many unpaid debts.
(c) Starvation due to his many failed crops.
(d) Drowning in his own vomit after too much palm-wine.

4. Okonkwo is very prosperous, owning a large compound with many huts, and an abundance of food. Ikemefuna is given to Okonkwo to live with him until the clan decides Ikemefuna's fate. How does Ikemefuna react to living with Okonkwo?
(a) He hopes to learn how to become a great farmer and warrior from Okonkwo.
(b) He is pleased to be living with such a powerful, wealthy man.
(c) He is afraid and does not understand the circumstances.
(d) He is thankful that he will never be hungry living with Okonkwo, his three wives, and eight children.

5. 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 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.
(b) They observe how much she eats of the food that is set out before her, and how delicately she chews her food.
(c) They have her stand before them and recite a marriage poem while dressed in flowing robes.
(d) They feel how silky her hair is, and pinch her upper arms for plumpness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the six leaders of Umuofia during their meeting with the District Commissioner?

2. What does Mr. Brown build in Umuofia?

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

4. What is the name of the first woman to join the Christian missionaries?

5. What punishment does the District Commissioner give the six leaders of Umuofia?

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