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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the boy who wins the wrestling match in the fifteen- to sixteen-year-old age group with a lightning fast move that was never seen before?
(a) Nwoye
(b) Ikemefuna
(c) Obierika
(d) Maduka

2. While talking with Okoye about the war, Unkona changes the subject to which topic?
(a) Farming
(b) Ancestral feasts
(c) Music
(d) Heavy rains

3. How many pots of wine do Obierika's in-laws brink to his home for the uri?
(a) Fifty
(b) Twenty
(c) None
(d) Twenty-five

4. 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) She burns the vegetable soup she is preparing for the festival.
(b) Okonkwo finds that his second wife has not prepared her children in the traditional fashion of the clan for the festival.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.

5. Ekwefi awakes Okonkwo early in the morning pounding on his door. What is she anxious to tell him?
(a) All the men of the village are to meet in the marketplace immediately.
(b) The yam fields are on fire.
(c) Nwoye's mother is sick and calling for him.
(d) Their daughter, Ezinma is sick and dying.

6. How does Okonkwo react to the disastrous growing season that destroy all his yams and the yams of his people?
(a) He feels he can survive anything, since he has survived this disastrous year.
(b) His heart is broken from the loss of his crop, leaving him depressed and suicidal.
(c) He gives up being a farmer, and begins looking for a new trade.
(d) He cries and sinks into despair.

7. What is the name all children of the clan except Ezinma call their mothers?
(a) Efulefu
(b) Jifida
(c) Obi
(d) Nne

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

9. What hopes does Okonkwo have for his son, Nwoye's , future?
(a) He wants Nwoye to be a great warrior with many heroic victories to his name.
(b) He hopes Nwoye would be a fair, just, and wise father and husband, showing kindness and love to his family.
(c) He wants Nwoye to be prosperous, that he will have enough to feed the ancestors with regular sacrifices, and he will be able to rule his women and children.
(d) He wants Nwoye to be a talented musician, performing at all the festivals in the nine villages.

10. How does Ikemenfuna feel after three weeks of illness?
(a) He gets better and is no longer afraid or sad to be in Okonkwo's home.
(b) He cries every night after his illness for his mother and sisters.
(c) He is still bitter and afraid.
(d) He vows revenge on Okonkwo and his family.

11. What are the traditional events when night falls and it is time to end Obierika's daughter's uri?
(a) The singers sing a song of praise to Obierika for such a wonderful celebration.
(b) The women gather all the pots, filling them with leftover food and give each guest a pot to take home.
(c) 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.
(d) The leftover wine is divided into flasks for the guests to take home.

12. How does Ezinma, the daughter of Okonkwo's second wife, bring fire to Nwoye's mother's hut?
(a) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, makes a torch of banana leaves and palm oil, and gives it to Ezinma to carry to Nwoye's mother.
(b) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, gives Ezinma a clay pot with burning leaves inside to carry to Nwoye's mother's hut.
(c) Ekwefi, Okonkwo's second wife, puts live coals into a piece of broken pot and Ezinma carries it to Nwoye's mother.
(d) Ezinma carries a flaming stick across the compound to Nwoye's mother's hut.

13. Why do all the women abandon preparing the food for the uri and rush off to the Obierika's crop field?
(a) The locusts landed on the crops and have to be brushed off the leaves.
(b) A neighbor's child went to the field and started picking the crops.
(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.

14. Which men fight in the final wrestling match of the day?
(a) Men elected in each of the nine villages.
(b) The wealthiest men from each of the nine villages.
(c) The leaders of the teams are made up of the best wrestlers in the nine villages.
(d) Men chosen by the elders from each of the nine villages.

15. 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 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.
(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 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the crops that are considered women's crops by the people of Umuofia?

2. Which of the spectators of the wrestling match are allowed to sit around the huge circle of the wrestling ring?

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

4. Who are the two groups of people who stand facing the elders at the ceremonial trial?

5. Who is the priestess of Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves, in real life?

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