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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Okonkwo's friend, Obierika, is celebrating his daughter's uri. Why does this day put the entire neighborhood into a festive air?
(a) It is the day his daughter's suitor will pay the bride-price and everyone will celebrate.
(b) It is the day his daughtor's suitor brings the whole neighborhood to see the hut where he and his bride will be living.
(c) It is the day when his daughter's suitor brings palm-wine to her parents and her entire group of kinsmen, umunna. Everyone is invited, but the central figures are the bride and her mother.
(d) It is the day his daughter will practice for the wedding ceremony, followed by a celebration.

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

3. As Ekwefi and Okonkwo wait outside of Agbala's cave for Ezinma's return, what does Ekwefi think about?
(a) She thinks about how she and Okonkwo can defeat Agbala.
(b) She thinks she will take Ezinma and move away from the village.
(c) She thinks about when she and Okonkwo were young, and how she left her first husband to be with Okonkwo.
(d) She thinks about what must be happening to Ezinma in the cave.

4. How long is Ikemenfuna in Okonkwo's care?
(a) Three years
(b) Twelve years
(c) Two days
(d) Three months

5. When is the only time that Unkona is not haggard and mournful?
(a) When providing food for his wife and children.
(b) When fighting for his village against the village of Mbaino.
(c) When drinking and playing his flute.
(d) After paying off his debts.

6. What is used to inform all the men of the Umuofia to meet in the market place the following morning?
(a) The beating of drums in the night.
(b) A group of armed warriors.
(c) A choir of people singing the message.
(d) The town crier beating on his hollow, metal ogene.

7. How can an observer tell if a communal ceremony is only for the men of the village?
(a) There are no women present anywhere near the ceremony.
(b) The women gather away from the ceremony, and chat with one another.
(c) The titled men and elders sit on stools while the women look on from the fringe like outsiders.
(d) There are guards stationed around the communal ceremony, preventing the women from viewing.

8. Where does Chielo bring Ezinma?
(a) Deep into the forest
(b) To the village of Umuachi, then turns around and continues back to the hills of Agbala
(c) To where dead children are buried
(d) To the yam fields

9. What are the things that Okonkwo fears most?
(a) Forces of nature.
(b) Failure, weakness, and himself.
(c) The forest and magic.
(d) Evil and capricious gods.

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

11. 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) Wash the children and get them ready for bed
(c) Sing and told folk stories
(d) The wives wash their hair and their children's hair

12. How does eighteen-year-old, Okonkwo, bring honor to his village?
(a) He has no patience with unsuccessful men.
(b) He plays his flute in the village after the harvest.
(c) He has a barn full of yams.
(d) He throws the great wrestler, Amalinze the Cat.

13. The Ibo people consider conversation to be very important. What form of conversation do they regard the most highly?
(a) Rhyming
(b) Orations
(c) Proverbs
(d) Sarcasm

14. Why does Unkona change the subject to music when he and Oybe are discussing the impending war with the village of Mbaino?
(a) Unkona is a coward and can't stand the sight of blood.
(b) Unkona wants to stay home to take care of his yam harvest.
(c) Unkona knows he would have to leave his family to fight in the war.
(d) Unkona is afraid to think about people of his village being hurt.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the decision of the egwugwu after hearing the case for Mgbafo's family against Uzowulu?

2. What does Okonkwo bring back from the bush while Ezinma lays sick in Ekwefi's hut?

3. 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?

4. Ezinma offers to bring Okonkwo's chair to the wrestling match for him. Why did he refuse his daughter's offer?

5. What is a man who holds the ozo title forbidden to do?

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