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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. During the rainy season, how do the people of the village pass the time?
(a) In each hut, children sit by their mother's cooking fire and tell stories, or sit with their father, roasting and eating maize.
(b) They spent time in the hut, listening to flute music, weaving baskets, and sleeping.
(c) They spend many hours praying to the gods for a bountiful harvest.
(d) They prepare yam seeds for next year's fields.

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

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

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

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

7. How does Nwoye's mother treat Ikemenfuna?
(a) She ignores him, resenting that he is someone else's child.
(b) She makes him work like a slave.
(c) She mistreats him, letting him go for days with nothing to eat.
(d) She is very kind to him and treats him like one of her own children.

8. What does Ekwefi do after Chielo carries Ezinma away on her back?
(a) She follows Chielo.
(b) She runs into her hut in despair.
(c) She screams at Okonkwo to go bring Ezinma back.
(d) She runs to the other wives for solace.

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 Ezinma is going to cry.
(b) It means Ezinma will see something.
(c) It means Ezinma will have many children.
(d) It means the rains will come early this year.

10. What ultimatum is dispatched to Mbaino as a consequence of the murder of the woman from Umuofia?
(a) Delivery to Umuofia a year's worth of the yam harvest as a peace offering.
(b) Choose between war or the offer of a young man and a virgin from Mbaino.
(c) The sacrificial offering of one of the daughters of Mbaino.
(d) Deliver the head of the murderer to the people of Umuofia.

11. What is the decision of the egwugwu after hearing the case for Mgbafo's family against Uzowulu?
(a) Uzowulu is warned never to beat a woman again or he will be mutilated.
(b) The bride-price is not to be paid back to Uzowulu.
(c) The bride-price is to be returned to Uzowulu.
(d) Uzowulu is to bring a pot of wine to Mgbafo's family and beg that his wife be returned to him. Mgbafo's family is to return her to Uzowulu when he brings the wine to them.

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

13. What are the women's duties after the yams are planted?
(a) They plant kola nuts between the yams, and weed the yams every day.
(b) They plant maize, melons, and beans between the mounds. They also weeded the farm three times per planting season.
(c) They make meals for the men working in the fields.
(d) They make bamboo woven hats for the farmers working in the hot sun.

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) The wives wash their hair and their children's hair
(b) Review the events of the day
(c) Sing and told folk stories
(d) Wash the children and get them ready for bed

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Nwoye's mother calls Ezinma "Ezigbo" when she brings the fire to Nwoye's mother's hut. What does "Ezigbo" mean?

3. Which men fight in the final wrestling match of the day?

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?

5. What hopes does Okonkwo have for his son, Nwoye's , future?

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