Novel Quiz: Things Fall Apart

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This is a novel quiz on Things Fall Apart book by the great Chinua Achebe. The book is a captivating story that is centered on Okonkwo, who was a yam farmer who never cared a lot about his son that the adopted son he got. See how much you know about the story by taking up this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these items is not typically found in a greeting ceremony?

    • A.

      Kola Nut

    • B.

      Alligator Peppers

    • C.

      Cowries

    • D.

      Chalk

    Correct Answer
    C. Cowries
    Explanation
    In many cultures, a greeting ceremony is a traditional practice that involves the exchange of symbolic items. Kola Nut, Alligator Peppers, and Chalk are commonly found in greeting ceremonies as they hold cultural significance and are used to convey blessings, good wishes, or purification. However, Cowries are not typically found in a greeting ceremony. Cowries have historically been used as a form of currency or for divination purposes rather than being specifically associated with greeting rituals.

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  • 2. 

    What insect came to the village?

    • A.

      Rotwielers

    • B.

      Locusts

    • C.

      Butterflies

    • D.

      Grasshoppers

    Correct Answer
    B. Locusts
    Explanation
    Locusts are known for their ability to swarm in large numbers and cause significant damage to crops and vegetation. When locusts invade an area, they can quickly devastate the agricultural land, leading to food shortages and economic losses for the village. Therefore, the presence of locusts in the village would be a cause for concern and would require immediate action to mitigate the potential damage.

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  • 3. 

    What disturbing news did Ogbuefi Ezeudo tell Okonkwo when he came to his hut?

    • A.

      Umofia has decided to kill Ikemefuna.

    • B.

      His father is dead.

    • C.

      He was disqualified from his wrestling match.

    • D.

      His mother was terribly sick.

    Correct Answer
    A. Umofia has decided to kill Ikemefuna.
    Explanation
    Ogbuefi Ezeudo told Okonkwo that Umofia has decided to kill Ikemefuna.

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  • 4. 

    What did Okonkwo wish of Ezinma, daughter of Ekwefi?

    • A.

      She could shoot a gun.

    • B.

      She was smarter.

    • C.

      She was a boy.

    • D.

      She was married.

    Correct Answer
    C. She was a boy.
    Explanation
    In the novel "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo, the main character, has a strong desire for a son who can carry on his legacy. However, he is disappointed with his own son, Nwoye, who he considers weak. Therefore, Okonkwo projects his desire onto Ezinma, his daughter, and wishes that she was a boy. This reflects the patriarchal society in which Okonkwo lives, where male children are highly valued for their ability to continue the family lineage and uphold traditional roles and responsibilities.

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  • 5. 

    What was unusual about the death of Ogbuefi Ndulue(oldest man in the village)?

    • A.

      His wife died the same day as he did.

    • B.

      His chi stayed alive and became evil.

    • C.

      They could not afford his funeral.

    • D.

      They could not find his body.

    Correct Answer
    A. His wife died the same day as he did.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that his wife died the same day as he did. This suggests that their deaths were somehow connected or linked, possibly indicating a strong bond between them. It could also imply that their deaths were caused by a common event or circumstance.

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  • 6. 

    What is the evil spirit the gets inside a womb and has a cycle of death and birth?

    • A.

      Chi

    • B.

      Machete

    • C.

      Agbala

    • D.

      Ogbanje

    Correct Answer
    D. Ogbanje
    Explanation
    Ogbanje is the correct answer because it is an evil spirit that is believed to enter a woman's womb and cause a cycle of death and rebirth. In Igbo culture, Ogbanje is associated with the repeated deaths of infants and young children, who are believed to be possessed by this spirit. The spirit is thought to intentionally torment the parents by causing the child to die and then return to the womb to be born again, leading to a continuous cycle of suffering and grief.

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  • 7. 

    Why did the men gether at Obierika's obi?

    • A.

      Gamble

    • B.

      To decided on a brideprice.

    • C.

      Drink palm wine

    • D.

      Kill Ezinma

    Correct Answer
    B. To decided on a brideprice.
    Explanation
    The men gathered at Obierika's obi to decide on a brideprice. This suggests that they were discussing and negotiating the amount of money or goods that would be given to the bride's family as a form of compensation for marrying their daughter. This is a common tradition in many cultures where the brideprice is seen as a symbol of respect and gratitude towards the bride's family.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Okagbue (the medicine man) dig a hole?

    • A.

      To bury Ikemefuna.

    • B.

      To find his old notebook.

    • C.

      To find Ezinma's iyi-uwa.

    • D.

      To find gold.

    Correct Answer
    C. To find Ezinma's iyi-uwa.
    Explanation
    Okagbue, the medicine man, dug a hole to find Ezinma's iyi-uwa. The iyi-uwa is a sacred stone that is believed to have spiritual powers and is often used in Igbo culture for divination and protection. It is possible that Okagbue needed to locate the iyi-uwa for a specific ritual or to address a particular issue related to Ezinma. The iyi-uwa holds great significance in the community, so it would be important for Okagbue to find it if it was lost or misplaced.

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  • 9. 

    What is a iyi-uwa?

    • A.

      The priestess of Agbala.

    • B.

      The marriage goddess.

    Explanation
    Iyi-uwa refers to the priestess of Agbala, who is considered the marriage goddess.

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  • 10. 

    What was the reason for the trial in Chapter 10?

    • A.

      Ozowwu beat his wife.

    • B.

      Okonkwo killed Ikemefuna.

    • C.

      Nwoye had died

    • D.

      Okonkwo was getting married.

    Correct Answer
    A. Ozowwu beat his wife.
    Explanation
    The reason for the trial in Chapter 10 was that Ozowwu beat his wife.

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