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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do the people of Umuofia fear in the night?
(a) Rogue warriors from Mbaino.
(b) Kidnappers looking for children to sell as slaves.
(c) Evil spirits, dangerous animals, and snakes.
(d) Bandits in search of money and food.

3. 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.

4. How does Okonkwo react to the disastrous growing season that destroy all his yams and the yams of his people?
(a) He cries and sinks into despair.
(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 feels he can survive anything, since he has survived this disastrous year.

5. How does Ekwefi make the medicine she hopes would cure Ezinma?
(a) She mixes palm-wine and red clay into a medicinal mud and rubs it on Ezinma's face and chest.
(b) She boiled a hen, added yams and nuts to make a medicinal broth for Ezinma to drink.
(c) She puts a pot on the fire, adding medicinal plants, grasses, leaves, roots and barks. She brought them to a boil being careful that it didn't boil over and lose its power.
(d) She grounds kola nuts and bananas together, forming a paste to put on Ezinma's tongue.

6. 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) Men prefer to stand during the wrestling match.
(c) Carrying the chair is a boy's job.
(d) Only grown women carry their husband's chairs.

7. What does Okonkwo bring with him to share with the wealthy Nwakibie and his family before asking for yam seeds and share cropping privileges?
(a) Campfire wood, and a pot of soup.
(b) Palm-wine, a cock, kola nut, and alligator pepper.
(c) A bamboo basket and a goatflask.
(d) Goat's milk and eggs.

8. What does the priestess do when she brings Ezinma out of Agbala's cave?
(a) She comes out of the cave, giving Okonkwo and Ekwefi a lock of Ezinma's hair. She tells them to bury it in the yam field.
(b) She comes out of the cave alone, telling Okonkwo and Ekwefi that Ezinma has to remain in the cave for two days and nights.
(c) She comes out of the cave and tells Okonkwo and Ekwefi that Agbala wants them to leave, or Ezinma will be sacrificed.
(d) She doesn't say a word to Okonkwo or Ekwefi, but carries Ezinma back to Okonkwo's compound and places Ezinma in bed.

9. Ezinma tells her mother, Ekwefi, that her upper eyelid is twitching. What does Ekwefi tell Ezinma the significance of the twitch is?
(a) It means the rains will come early this year.
(b) It means Ezinma will have many children.
(c) It means Ezinma will see something.
(d) It means Ezinma is going to cry.

10. How does Okonkwo act for two days after Ikemefuna's death?
(a) He goes into the hills and offers a sacrifice to the gods, asking their forgiveness for taking part in Ikemfuna's death.
(b) He acts as if nothing has happened and continues his daily routines.
(c) He works day and night to keep his mind occupied.
(d) 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.

11. 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 is afraid to think about people of his village being hurt.
(c) Unkona wants to stay home to take care of his yam harvest.
(d) Unkona knows he would have to leave his family to fight in the war.

12. Who is the powerful orator that informs the ten thousand men of the emergency facing the nine villages of Umuofia?
(a) Nwoye
(b) Okoye
(c) Ogbuefi Ezeugo
(d) Ogbuefi Udo

13. When Okonkwo is angry and cannot speak because of his stutter, how does he get his point across?
(a) Walks away, returning when he is calmer.
(b) Uses hand motions to relay his message.
(c) Takes a deep breath and gets control of himself.
(d) Uses his fists against the person who angers him.

14. What is the one passion that rules Okonkwo's life?
(a) To make sure his barn was always filled with yams.
(b) To be affluent in money, wives, and children.
(c) To obtain more wealth than anyone else in Umuofia.
(d) To hate everything his father loved.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the first man Okonkwo works for as a share-cropper ?

2. What is the first trial's dispute set before Evil Forest and the egwugwu?

3. What happens to twins born in Umuofia?

4. How can an observer tell if a communal ceremony is only for the men of the village?

5. During the rainy season, how do the people of the village pass the time?

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