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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Unoka react when Okoye asks him to repay the two hundred cowries owed to him?
(a) He tells Okoye that he would be paid before anyone else.
(b) He promises to repay the money without delay.
(c) He bursts out laughing.
(d) He offers kola nuts as repayment instead of money.

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

4. 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 not buried, but cast into the Evil Forest.
(c) The man is burned to ashes, instead of buried.
(d) The man is buried as deep as two graves.

5. Why is Okonkwo's twelve-year-old son, Nwoye, causing him great anxiety?
(a) Okonkwo is jealous of his son's growing strength.
(b) Nwoye complains about having to work in the fields from dawn to dusk.
(c) Okonkwo believes his son to be lazy.
(d) Nwoye is a wild, unruly boy.

6. What is the festival that gives thanks to Ani, the earth goddess and source of fertility?
(a) The New Yam Festival
(b) The Mother of the Earth Festival
(c) The Yam Harvest Festival
(d) The Seeds of Life Festival

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

8. What happens to twins born in Umuofia?
(a) They are placed in earthenware pots and thrown away in the forest.
(b) They are revered as sacred above all other infants.
(c) They are considered good luck and raised by the priestess of the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves.
(d) They are drowned.

9. Why is Umuofia feared by all its neighbors?
(a) It never tries to find a peaceful settlement before going to war.
(b) The medicine woman curses all its enemies.
(c) It is powerful in war and magic and has a strong war medicine called agadi-nwayi.
(d) Umuofia goes to war whether the case is clear and just or not.

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

11. Why does Unkona's neighbor, Okoye, visit him?
(a) To collect a two-year-old debt of two hundred cowries.
(b) To pray with Unkona for life, health, and protection from enemies.
(c) To talk about music.
(d) To share kola nuts with Unkona.

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

13. Who is the priestess of Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves, in real life?
(a) Noywe's mother
(b) Chielo, a widow with two children
(c) Ekwefi, the second wife of Okonkwo
(d) Anasi, Okonkwo's first wife

14. Why is the big, ancient silk-cotton tree in the playground considered sacred?
(a) The tree holds the spirits of all the ancestors of the clan.
(b) The tree is believed to have been the first tree in existence.
(c) The tree holds all the spirits of the men who died in wars since the beginning of time.
(d) The spirits of good children waiting to be born live in the tree.

15. 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 acts as if nothing has happened and continues his daily routines.
(c) He goes into the hills and offers a sacrifice to the gods, asking their forgiveness for taking part in Ikemfuna's death.
(d) He works day and night to keep his mind occupied.

Short Answer Questions

1. Obiageli, Nwoye's sister, comes home crying because her water pot is broken. How did her waterpot break?

2. What is used to inform all the men of the Umuofia to meet in the market place the following morning?

3. How many pots of wine do Obierika's in-laws brink to his home for the uri?

4. The Ibo people consider conversation to be very important. What form of conversation do they regard the most highly?

5. Why does Okonkwo worry about his son, Nwoye?

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