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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) Maduka
(d) Obierika

2. 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 vows revenge on Okonkwo and his family.
(d) He is still bitter and afraid.

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

4. 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) A bamboo basket and a goatflask.
(b) Campfire wood, and a pot of soup.
(c) Palm-wine, a cock, kola nut, and alligator pepper.
(d) Goat's milk and eggs.

5. Okonkwo is sitting in his obi with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, eating dried locusts when Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes with a message. What is the message?
(a) Nwoye and Ikemefuna are to be declared by Umuofia as brothers for life.
(b) Ikemefuna is to be given all the rights of an adopted son to Okonkwo.
(c) Ikemefuna is to remain in Okonkwo's household as a servant for the rest of his life.
(d) Umuofia decides to kill Ikemefuna. The Oracle of the Hills pronounces it. Okonkwo is not to take part in the killing because the boy calls him father.

6. What is the significance of the beating of drums in the village playground, the ilo, where all the great ceremonies and dances of the village take place?
(a) The drums play the wrestling dance in preparation for the wrestling match at sundown.
(b) The beating of the drums means that the wrestling match will begin at noon.
(c) The drums beat as each wrestler is thrown to the ground.
(d) The beating drums announce that there is a winner in the wrestling match.

7. What is the first trial's dispute set before Evil Forest and the egwugwu?
(a) The case of one man stealing yams from the barn of another.
(b) The case of Mgbafo running away from her husband, Uzowulu, because he beat her and caused her to miscarry. Mgbafo's relatives refuse to give him back the bride-price because he beats her.
(c) The case of a mother beating her child to death.
(d) The case of a man being murdered and left by the side of the road by his brother.

8. Who are the two groups of people who stand facing the elders at the ceremonial trial?
(a) One group is the twelve-year-old boys from the village. The other group is their fathers.
(b) One group is the three oldest men from the village. The other group is their sons.
(c) One group is Mgbafo and her three brothers. The other group is her husband, Uzowulu, and his relatives.
(d) One group is wrestlers from the nine villages, and the other group is judges.

9. When Okonkwo was a boy, his father, Unoka, consults Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills, about why his crops always fail.. What reply did the Oracle give?
(a) That Unoka has offended the gods and that is why his crop fail.
(b) That he should stay home and offer sacrifices to the gods.
(c) That he angers his ancestors and they plague his land.
(d) That Unoka sows his yams on exhausted land rather than making the effort to clear new land.

10. 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) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.

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

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

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

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

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) Good girl
(c) The good one
(d) Good work

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Okonkwo have any patience with his father?

2. How is the weather during the first growing season that Okonkwo starts share-cropping for Nwakibie?

3. What is the custom in the village of Obodoani if a man dies during the Week of Peace?

4. How does eighteen-year-old, Okonkwo, bring honor to his village?

5. Why do men and women look forward to the Feast of the New Yam?

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