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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many pots of wine do Obierika's in-laws brink to his home for the uri?
(a) None
(b) Twenty
(c) Fifty
(d) Twenty-five

2. Why doesn't Okonkwo have any patience with his father?
(a) Unkona is a great warrior who is always away at war.
(b) Unkona is overly ambitious and driven to earn the highest titles in the land.
(c) Unoka is lazy, a debtor, and a failure.
(d) Unkona spoils his wife and children, providing them with too much food and money.

3. Who appears in front of Ekwefi as she waits tearfully outside Agbala's cave?
(a) Chielo
(b) Nwoye
(c) Okonkwo
(d) Nwoye's mother

4. Nwoye's mother calls Ezinma "Ezigbo" when she brings the fire to Nwoye's mother's hut. What does "Ezigbo" mean?
(a) Good girl
(b) The good one
(c) Good work
(d) Helpful child

5. Who is Okonkwo's father?
(a) Ikemefuna
(b) Okoye
(c) Unoka
(d) Amalinze

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Okonkwo's punishment for committing a "nso-ani" during the Week of Peace?

2. What does Okonkwo bring with him to share with the wealthy Nwakibie and his family before asking for yam seeds and share cropping privileges?

3. Okonkwo's friend, Obierika, is celebrating his daughter's uri. Why does this day put the entire neighborhood into a festive air?

4. Why is Okonkwo considered one of the greatest men of his time?

5. How does Okonkwo act for two days after Ikemefuna's death?

Short Essay Questions

1. Summarize the role of the women during the New Yam Festival.

2. Compare the differences in the attitudes of the people of Umuofia with regard to a dark night and a moonlit night.

3. Evaluate Okonkwo's reputation in the nine villages of Umuofia.

4. Okonkwo's father dies in debt, with no titles to his name. Relate why Okonkwo does not have to worry that his father's reputation will be held against him.

5. Analyze Okonkwo's feelings for Enzinma and Ekwefi, and how they relate to his fear of weakness.

6. Relate how Okonkwo is able to plant his first yam-seeds when his father gives him nothing.

7. How would you justify Okonkwo's harsh treatment of his family and his uncontrollable temper?

8. Describe why Okonkwo is considered a wealthy man by Umuofia's standards.

9. Do you agree with the old man who said that Okonkwo's palm-kernels had been cracked for him by a benevolent spirit? Justify your answer.

10. Explain why sharecropping is a very difficult way to get ahead for Okonkwo, and how it impacts his parents and sisters.

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