Things Fall Apart Test Review

Where does the title, Things Fall Apart, come from?a. a poem by the same name b. the Bible c. a song titled “Falling, Falling” d. a poem titled “The Second Coming” a poem titled “The Second Coming”
During which time period is Things Fall Apart set?a. 1700s b. 1830s c. 1890s d. 1630s 1890s
Most of the action of Things Fall Apart takes place in-a. Kenya b. Mbaino c. Umuofia d. Nigeria Umuofia
The Ibo “king crop”:a. yams b. cassava c. beans d. kola nut yams
The words debtor, failure, loves music all describe this man-a. Ikemefuna b. Unoka c. Okonkwo d. Agbala Unoka
What does Okonkwo fear most?a. the gods and goddesses who could punish him if he does wrong b. not being able to rule his village c. confronting his enemies without being allowed to be violent d. becoming a lazy, weak man like his father becoming a lazy, weak man like his father
What caused Okonkwo to become famous even beyond the nine villages of Umuofia?a. by becoming rich on his own b. by throwing “the Cat” in wrestling c. by inheriting power from his parents d. by killing a lion with his bare hands by throwing “the Cat” in wrestling
The following is true of Ikemefuna:a. he was treated like a son b. he killed a man c. he was murdered by accident d. none of the above/below he was treated like a son
When characters put on egwugwu masks, they represent-a. wild animals b. gods and godesses c. ancestral spirits d. oracles ancestral spirits
How are twins, who are born into Ibo society, treated?a. They are made into royalty. b. They are sought after for wisdom. c. They are put in the Evil Forest. d. They are imprisoned for life. They are put in the Evil Forest
Okonkwo’s wives in order from oldest to youngest:a. Nwoye’s mom, Ekwefi, Ojiugo b. Ojiugo, Ekwefi, Nwoye’s mom c. Nwoye’s mom, Ojiugo, Ekwefi d. Ekwefi, Ojiugo, Nwoye’s mom Nwoye’s mom, Ekwefi, Ojiugo
Who is clearly Okonkwo’s favorite child?a. Ekwefi b. Ezinma c. Nwoye d. Ikemefuna Ezinma
The above child is cured from what curse? a. being a sacrafice b. being an ogene c. being a uri d. being an ogbanje being an ogbanje
Why must Okonkwo’s land be burned?a. He is exiled, and the people are going to sell his land. b. He committed a crime, and the land must be cleansed for the Earth goddess. c. He had stolen property on the land. d. The land was burned accidently. He committed a crime, and the land must be cleansed for the Earth goddess.
When exiled, who helps Okonkwo and his family in Mbanta?a. Unoka b. Uchendu c. Obierika d. Okoli Uchendu
How are Okonkwo and his family helped by the above?a. He gives them money. b. He gives them a place to live. c. He shows them a way of escape. d. all of the above/below He gives them a place to live.
What is the real reason the village of Abame is destroyed?a. to make an example to other African villages b. because its people harmed one who did not speak c. because its people killed a woman of another village for no reason d. because its people could not win a war against the white man because its people harmed one who did not speak
What was one humorous thing Achebe adds about the British coming to Africa?a. The white men ate their food differently. b. The Africans thought it was all a joke. c. The language barrier caused jokes to be created. d. The Africans speak in code to make jokes about the white men. The language barrier caused jokes to be created.
How does Obierika help Okonkwo?a. by giving him money b. by helping him with his compound c. all of the above/below d. by cleansing his land all of the above/below
The Ibo believed that the white men wore glasses to-a. see evil spirits b. scare the Ibo people c. increase their strength d. cover their eyes from evil see evil spirits
Which of the following is a reason Ibo joined the church?a. to find out more about the British as an inside spy b. because they agreed with all of the white man’s religious beliefs c. to simply learn about a new culture d. because they wanted to leave the Ibo way of life because they wanted to leave the Ibo way of life
Nwoye leaves his father, never to return-a. after his father beats his mother b. when his father doesn’t agree with the church c. when he turns eighteen d. after his father threatens to kill him after his father threatens to kill him
The osu received this type of treatment in the church:a. Other Ibo would not associate with them. b. They had to pray special prayers. c. They had to commit senseless acts of violence. d. Other Ibo accepted them as they were. Other Ibo would not associate with them.
What over-zealous Ibo convert commits a crime leading to the burning of the church?a. Okoli b. Unoka c. Enoch d. Agbala Enoch
The worst crime an Ibo can commit is-a. unmasking an egwugwu b. eating a sacred python c. killing another clansman d. speaking against Ibo leaders unmasking an egwugwu
The missionary who is uncompromising and thought to be a racist:a. Mr. Brown b. Mr. Kiaga c. Reverand Smith d. Reverand Davis Reverand Smith
In addition to the church, the British also bring-a. a trading store b. a bank c. a homeowner’s association d. a new traveling system a trading store
When the District Commissioner arrests the six Ibo leaders, the other clansmen-a. stop their daily activities b. all of the above/below c. don’t know exactly what happened d. must pay a fine all of the above/below
Okonkwo finally knows the Ibo will not go to war when-a. they lay their weapons on the ground b. the District Commissioner arrests the Ibo leaders c. the Ibo respond only in confusion to Okonkwo killing a messenger after they hear from Egonwanne d. they start allowing the British to bring schools and hospitals to the villages the Ibo respond only in confusion to Okonkwo killing a messenger after they hear from Egonwanne
Why can’t Okonkwo’s clansmen bury his body?a. They are too sad to perform the rituals. b. They did not know he had died until later. c. They believe he will come back to life. d. They know his body is considered evil. They know his body is considered evil.
What was the much anticipated “delicacy” for the Ibo?a. frog legs b. mosquitos c. flies d. locusts locusts
Why is Okonkwo so nervous about Ezeudu’s death?a. because Okonkwo predicted Ezeudu’s death b. because Ezeudu was Okonkwo’s best friend c. because Okonkwo disobeyed Ezeudu’s last words d. because Okonkwo was supposed to go visit Ezeudu because Okonkwo disobeyed Ezeudu’s last words
What is the Ibo term equivalent to a bridal shower?a. uri b. obi c. chi d. ilo uri
Who is the priestess that takes Ezinma during the night?a. Ochieke b. Nkechi c. Maya d. Chielo Chielo
Why did Okonkwo participate in Ikemefuna’s death?a. he did not want to appear weak b. the gods told him to c. he needed to kill someone d. he wanted to be rid of him he did not want to appear weak
What were the babies who went through a cycle of birth and death tormenting their mothers called?a. ogene b. zombies c. evil spirits d. ogbanje ogbanje
What is considered Umuofia’s potent medicine?a. penicillin b. an old woman with one leg c. Agbala d. tylenol an old woman with one leg
What did the men of Mbaino do that warranted the sacrifice of a young male and female?a. they stole cowries from Umuofia b. they burned an obi to the ground c. they killed a daughter of Umuofia d. they killed the sacred python they killed a daughter of Umuofia
What kind of crime does Okonkwo commit which leads to his 7 year exile?a. big boy crime b. male crime c. purposeful crime d. female crime female crime
In the novel, the kola nut is used asa. a special food for parties b. a way to worship ancestors c. a form of sacrifice to the gods d. a ritual to welcome visitors a ritual to welcome visitors

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