Things Fall Apart Quiz 1

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  • 1. 

    Why was Okonkwo famous? 

    • A.

      He could throw a spear farther than anyone else.

    • B.

      He had the most wives and the most children. This was a sign of prosperity.

    • C.

      He was a well-known, successful wrestler when he was young. As an adult, he was a wealthy farmer and strong warrior.

    • D.

      He was the only man in the village who had traveled more than one hundred miles away.

    Correct Answer
    C. He was a well-known, successful wrestler when he was young. As an adult, he was a wealthy farmer and strong warrior.
    Explanation
    Okonkwo was famous because he was a well-known and successful wrestler in his youth. Additionally, as an adult, he became a wealthy farmer and a strong warrior. These achievements and positions of power and success in his community contributed to his fame and reputation.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following does not describe Unoka? 

    • A.

      He was the best drummer in the clan.

    • B.

      He was Okonkwo’s father.

    • C.

      He was lazy and improvident.

    • D.

      He constantly borrowed money that he did not repay.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was the best drummer in the clan.
    Explanation
    Unoka is described as Okonkwo's father, lazy and improvident, and someone who constantly borrowed money that he did not repay. However, there is no mention of him being the best drummer in the clan.

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  • 3. 

    The men in Okonkwo’s village had murdered a woman from a neighboring village, and her kinsmen wanted revenge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because there is no mention of the men in Okonkwo's village murdering a woman from a neighboring village in the given information. Therefore, there is no basis to suggest that her kinsmen wanted revenge.

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  • 4. 

    What is the setting of the beginning of the story?

    • A.

      Idemili

    • B.

      Amalinze

    • C.

      Okoye

    • D.

      Umuofia

    Correct Answer
    D. Umuofia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Umuofia. This suggests that the beginning of the story is set in the village of Umuofia.

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  • 5. 

    What influenced the decisions made in Umuofia?

    • A.

      The Oracle

    • B.

      The harmattan

    • C.

      The Ibo

    • D.

      The ogene

    Correct Answer
    A. The Oracle
    Explanation
    The Oracle influenced the decisions made in Umuofia. The Oracle is a spiritual entity that is believed to possess divine knowledge and wisdom. In Umuofia, the Oracle is consulted for guidance and advice before important decisions are made. The people of Umuofia believe that the Oracle's pronouncements are binding and must be followed. Therefore, the Oracle's influence plays a significant role in shaping the decisions made by the community.

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  • 6. 

    Okonkwo's greatest fear was that he would look like his father. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Okonkwo's greatest fear was not that he would look like his father, but rather that he would be perceived as weak and effeminate like his father. This fear drives much of his actions and decisions throughout the novel, as he constantly strives to prove his masculinity and avoid any resemblance to his father's perceived weaknesses.

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  • 7. 

    What upset Okonkwo most about his son, Nwoye?

    • A.

      Nwoye looked like Okonkwo’s father.

    • B.

      Nwoye was short, and Okonkwo wanted him to be tall.

    • C.

      Nwoye was lazy, not ambitious.

    • D.

      Nwoye was very belligerent.

    Correct Answer
    C. Nwoye was lazy, not ambitious.
    Explanation
    Okonkwo was a man who valued strength, hard work, and ambition. He believed that these qualities were essential for success and respect in his society. Therefore, it upset him the most that his son, Nwoye, was lazy and lacked ambition. Okonkwo saw these traits as weaknesses and believed that they would prevent Nwoye from achieving any kind of success or respect in their community.

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  • 8. 

    What did Okonkwo bring home from his trip to Mbaino?

    • A.

      He brought home a new strain of yam seeds.

    • B.

      . He brought home a boy from the village. His name was Ikemefuna.

    • C.

      . He brought home a new wife.

    • D.

      He brought home a disease that rapidly spread through the village.

    Correct Answer
    B. . He brought home a boy from the village. His name was Ikemefuna.
  • 9. 

    What unheard of thing did Okonkwo do during the Week of Peace?

    • A.

      He beat his second wife

    • B.

      He killed a goat and ate the meat

    • C.

      He drank wine

    • D.

      He got into a fight with one of the neighbors

    Correct Answer
    A. He beat his second wife
    Explanation
    Okonkwo's actions of beating his second wife during the Week of Peace go against the cultural norms and traditions of the Igbo society in which he lives. The Week of Peace is a sacred period where all forms of violence and disturbance are strictly prohibited. Okonkwo's act of violence towards his wife is seen as a grave transgression and a disrespect to the community's customs. This action highlights Okonkwo's impulsive and aggressive nature, which often leads to conflict and tension within his relationships and community.

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  • 10. 

    What food stood for manliness and was a sign of prosperity?

    • A.

      Potatoes

    • B.

      Yams

    • C.

      Coconuts

    • D.

      Plantains

    Correct Answer
    B. Yams
    Explanation
    Yams are considered a food that stood for manliness and was a sign of prosperity. In many cultures, yams are associated with strength and fertility, which are often associated with traditional notions of manliness. Additionally, yams are a starchy root vegetable that can provide sustenance and energy, making them a symbol of abundance and prosperity.

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