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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the agreed upon bride-price for Akueke?
(a) Ten woven baskets of yams
(b) Twenty bags of cowries
(c) A she-goat, a hen, and ten cowries
(d) Five bags of cowries and one hundred yam seeds

2. What is the decision of the egwugwu after hearing the case for Mgbafo's family against Uzowulu?
(a) The bride-price is not to be paid back to Uzowulu.
(b) Uzowulu is warned never to beat a woman again or he will be mutilated.
(c) Uzowulu is to bring a pot of wine to Mgbafo's family and beg that his wife be returned to him. Mgbafo's family is to return her to Uzowulu when he brings the wine to them.
(d) The bride-price is to be returned to Uzowulu.

3. Why do all the women abandon preparing the food for the uri and rush off to the Obierika's crop field?
(a) A neighbor's child went to the field and started picking the crops.
(b) The locusts landed on the crops and have to be brushed off the leaves.
(c) There is a cow loose in the field eating the crops and the women have to catch it.
(d) A fire broke out in the field and the women have to stomp it out.

4. 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 dragged on the ground through the village until dead.
(c) He was hanged in the marketplace for all to see.
(d) He was tied in the village marketplace and each member of the clan spat on him.

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

6. Which of the spectators of the wrestling match are allowed to sit around the huge circle of the wrestling ring?
(a) The wrestlers waiting for their matches.
(b) Pregnant women.
(c) Women and children.
(d) The elders, grandees, a few early comers in the stands, and the drummers.

7. Why does Okoye need to collect a past debt from Unkona?
(a) Okoye needs money to help him overcome his failures.
(b) To help pay for the expensive Idemili title ceremony.
(c) To buy a new ogene, the musical instrument Okoye played.
(d) To buy yams for his three wives.

8. Why do the people of Umuofia observe the Week of Peace?
(a) It is a time to set aside differences with families and neighbors, forgiving them for past offenses.
(b) 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.
(c) It is a time for families to develop bonds of love and understanding, making their relationships strong.
(d) 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.

9. What does Okonkwo bring back from the bush while Ezinma lays sick in Ekwefi's hut?
(a) Three small birds to offer as sacrifice to the gods, so Ezinma will get well.
(b) Soil from the bush to mix with water and form into mud which can be rubbed on Ezinma's body to bring down the fever.
(c) A bundle of medicinal plants, grasses, leaves, roots and barks.
(d) Bananas to mix with palm oil, forming a paste which Ezinma can eat easily. This will help keep up her strength.

10. What is the custom in the village of Obodoani if a man dies during the Week of Peace?
(a) The man is burned to ashes, instead of buried.
(b) The man is buried outside the village.
(c) The man is not buried, but cast into the Evil Forest.
(d) The man is buried as deep as two graves.

11. What is the strange event that takes place in the village of Ire that Ofoedo tells Okonkwo and Obierika about?
(a) The children of Ire stopped speaking for two days and went into a trance-like state.
(b) All the people in the village of Ire awoke in the night from dreams of disasters to come.
(c) All the yams planted in the fields rotted during the night from a curse sent by evil spirits.
(d) Ogbuefi Ndulue, the oldest man in the Ire village died and upon hearing about it, his wife, Ozoemena, died also.

12. Who is the first man Okonkwo works for as a share-cropper ?
(a) Okoye
(b) Nwakibie
(c) Agbala
(d) Ogbuefi Udo

13. Okonkwo of Umuofia is the emissary of war to Mbaino. What does Mbaino give him as an offering for the murder of the woman from Umuofia?
(a) One of Mbaino's most powerful warriors.
(b) The wife of the murderer.
(c) A fifteen-year-old boy named Ikemefuna and a young virgin to replace the murdered woman.
(d) A large monetary payment for the people of Umofia.

14. How many men are in each of the two teams of wrestlers who face each other in the wrestling ring?
(a) Five men on each side
(b) Twelve men on each side
(c) Nine men on each side
(d) Six men on each side

15. Nwoye's mother calls Ezinma "Ezigbo" when she brings the fire to Nwoye's mother's hut. What does "Ezigbo" mean?
(a) Helpful child
(b) The good one
(c) Good girl
(d) Good work

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Okonkwo react to the disastrous growing season that destroy all his yams and the yams of his people?

2. When is the only time that Unkona is not haggard and mournful?

3. While talking with Okoye about the war, Unkona changes the subject to which topic?

4. One night, the storytelling of Okonkwo 's wives and children stops because the priestess, Chielo is shouting in a high-pitched voice. What does she tell Okonkwo?

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

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