The Bride Price

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Buchi Emecheta is a Nigerian author who among other works has written the book, ‘The Bride Price’. Have you read the book and interested in the Native African bridal payment culture? If so, this is the quiz for you. Enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ma Blackie is a tiny, thin woman.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement describes Ma Blackie as a tiny, thin woman. The correct answer is false because the statement contradicts itself. If Ma Blackie is described as tiny and thin, she cannot be a "woman" because those adjectives typically describe someone who is small or slender. Therefore, the statement is not coherent, and the correct answer is false.

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  • 2. 

    At a Nigerian funeral everyone is quiet and shows no emotion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that at a Nigerian funeral, everyone is quiet and shows no emotion. However, this is not necessarily true. Funerals in Nigeria can vary greatly depending on the cultural and religious practices of the individuals involved. While some may choose to mourn silently, others may express their grief more openly through wailing, singing, or other forms of emotional expression. Therefore, the statement is false as it generalizes the behavior at Nigerian funerals.

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  • 3. 

    The family has to move away because it is too expensive to live in the city without a father.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the family has to move away from the city because it is too expensive to live there without a father. This implies that the father was the main source of income and without him, the family cannot afford the high cost of living in the city. Therefore, the statement is true as it states a valid reason for the family's decision to move away.

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  • 4. 

    Once father dies, Okonkwo inherits all of his belongings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When the father dies in the Igbo society, it is customary for the eldest son to inherit all of his belongings. This is because the eldest son is seen as the rightful heir and is responsible for continuing the family lineage and maintaining the family's wealth and status. Okonkwo being the eldest son would therefore inherit all of his father's belongings upon his death.

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  • 5. 

    Aku-nna feels comfortable and happy with her new family and home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Aku-nna feels comfortable and happy with her new family and home. However, the correct answer is False, which means that Aku-nna does not feel comfortable and happy with her new family and home.

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  • 6. 

    All a man needs to do is cut the hair of a woman she belongs to him forever.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is not accurate and promotes possessiveness and control over women. It is important to recognize that a person's hair or physical appearance does not determine ownership or belonging. Relationships should be based on mutual respect, consent, and equality rather than superficial attributes.

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  • 7. 

    Aku-nna fails her exam.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "Aku-nna fails her exam." The correct answer is False. This means that Aku-nna did not fail her exam.

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  • 8. 

    A gong is hit to warn the tribe members that something is wrong.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In many tribal cultures, a gong is indeed used as a means of communication to alert or warn tribe members about potential dangers or issues. The loud sound produced by hitting the gong can be heard over long distances and serves as an effective way to gather attention and convey important messages. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    Okobosni's family calls Aku-nna "Slave Girl".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because the statement clearly states that Okobosni's family calls Aku-nna "Slave Girl." This suggests that Aku-nna is treated as a slave or subordinate in her own family, which implies a power imbalance and potentially oppressive dynamics within the household.

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  • 10. 

    Chike is a really great man.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Chike is described as a "really great man," indicating that he possesses admirable qualities or characteristics. This suggests that the statement "Chike is a really great man" is true.

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  • 11. 

    Ma Blackie is helpless and moneyless when Okonkwo leaves her.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in the novel "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo does not leave Ma Blackie helpless and moneyless. In fact, Okonkwo is a wealthy and influential man in his village, and he takes care of his family, including Ma Blackie. Although Okonkwo has his flaws and can be harsh at times, he provides for his wives and children. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 12. 

    Nna-nndo lives with Chike and Aku-nna in the city.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Nna-nndo lives with Chike and Aku-nna in the city. Since the statement does not provide any contradictory information or context that would suggest otherwise, it can be inferred that the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    A bride price must be paid to live through your first childbirth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In some cultures, the practice of paying a bride price is a tradition that requires the groom or his family to pay a certain amount of money or goods to the bride's family before marriage. This payment is seen as a symbol of respect and gratitude towards the bride's family. In some cases, it is believed that the payment of a bride price is necessary for the couple to have a successful and safe childbirth. Therefore, the statement that a bride price must be paid to live through your first childbirth is true in certain cultural contexts.

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  • 14. 

    Aku-nna and Chiike have a baby boy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 15. 

    Where is the setting of the story?

    • A.

      Nigeria

    • B.

      Niger

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Egypt

    Correct Answer
    A. Nigeria
    Explanation
    The setting of a story refers to the time and place in which it takes place. In this case, the correct answer is Nigeria, as indicated by the given options. The story is likely to be set in Nigeria, providing a geographical context for the events and characters involved.

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  • 16. 

    Akunna's name means_________.

    • A.

      The pretty one

    • B.

      Mom's beauty

    • C.

      Father's wealth

    • D.

      Big disappointment

    Correct Answer
    C. Father's wealth
    Explanation
    Akunna's name means "father's wealth." This suggests that the name Akunna is derived from a cultural or traditional belief that associates the name with a sense of prosperity and abundance tied to the father's wealth. It implies that the name carries a significance related to material possessions and financial status within the family.

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  • 17. 

    How many children does Ma Blackie have?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    This question asks about the number of children Ma Blackie has. The correct answer is 2.

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  • 18. 

    How long does Ma Blackie have to stay in her mourning hut?

    • A.

      9 years

    • B.

      9 weeks

    • C.

      9 days

    • D.

      9 moon cycles

    Correct Answer
    D. 9 moon cycles
    Explanation
    Ma Blackie has to stay in her mourning hut for 9 moon cycles. This means she has to stay in the hut for the duration of nine complete lunar cycles, which typically lasts around 27.3 days each. This period of isolation and mourning is a traditional practice in some cultures to honor and remember the deceased.

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  • 19. 

    Why does Okonkwo keep Aku-nna in school?

    • A.

      To get more bride price for her education

    • B.

      So that she will be smart enough to go to college

    • C.

      For her to become a teacher and educate them all

    • D.

      So more men will like her

    Correct Answer
    A. To get more bride price for her education
    Explanation
    Okonkwo keeps Aku-nna in school to get more bride price for her education. This implies that Okonkwo sees education as a means to increase Aku-nna's value in terms of marriage. By investing in her education, he hopes to secure a higher bride price for her, which is a common practice in their culture. This suggests that Okonkwo prioritizes traditional customs and societal expectations, rather than focusing solely on Aku-nna's personal growth and aspirations.

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  • 20. 

    Why doesn't anyone want Chike to marry Aku-nna?

    • A.

      He is just a teacher.

    • B.

      His family is from slaves.

    • C.

      He has no money.

    • D.

      He will treat Aku-nna poorly.

    Correct Answer
    B. His family is from slaves.
    Explanation
    Chike's family being from slaves is likely the reason why no one wants him to marry Aku-nna. In many societies, especially historically, social status and background play a significant role in determining the suitability of a marriage partner. The fact that Chike's family comes from a background of slavery may be seen as a social stigma, leading people to believe that he is not a suitable match for Aku-nna.

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  • 21. 

    What does Aku-nna have to sell in the market?

    • A.

      Bananas

    • B.

      Mangos

    • C.

      Watermelon

    • D.

      Nuts

    Correct Answer
    A. Bananas
    Explanation
    Aku-nna has to sell bananas in the market.

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  • 22. 

    What does Aku-nna tell Okoboshi to get him off her?

    • A.

      She is pregnant.

    • B.

      She is unclean.

    • C.

      Her hair has been cut by someone else.

    • D.

      She has already been with Chike.

    Correct Answer
    D. She has already been with Chike.
    Explanation
    Aku-nna tells Okoboshi that she has already been with Chike in order to get him off her. This implies that she has already had a sexual relationship with Chike, which may cause Okoboshi to lose interest in pursuing a relationship with her.

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  • 23. 

    How does Aku-nna know Chike will be waiting for her?

    • A.

      Okoboshi tells her.

    • B.

      Nna-nnado gives her a note.

    • C.

      Ma Blackie sings her this promise.

    • D.

      She sees it in a dream.

    Correct Answer
    B. Nna-nnado gives her a note.
    Explanation
    Aku-nna knows that Chike will be waiting for her because Nna-nnado gives her a note. The note serves as a communication from Chike, indicating that he will be waiting for her.

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  • 24. 

    What does Okonkwo do in revenge for Aku-nna marrying Chike?

    • A.

      Kills Ma Blackie

    • B.

      Sends Ma Blackie away to be a farmer

    • C.

      Divorces Ma Blackie

    • D.

      Kills Nna-nnado

    Correct Answer
    C. Divorces Ma Blackie
    Explanation
    Okonkwo divorces Ma Blackie as a form of revenge for Aku-nna marrying Chike. This action shows Okonkwo's anger and desire to punish Ma Blackie for her daughter's choice of husband. By divorcing her, Okonkwo is severing the ties between their families and removing Ma Blackie from his household, thus causing her emotional distress and social humiliation.

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  • 25. 

    Who is Aku-nna's true love?

    • A.

      Her father

    • B.

      Chike

    • C.

      Okoboshi

    • D.

      Nna-nnado

    Correct Answer
    B. Chike
    Explanation
    Aku-nna's true love is Chike because throughout the story, their relationship is portrayed as deep and genuine. They share a strong bond and understanding, and their love for each other is evident in their actions and words. Chike is supportive of Aku-nna, respects her choices, and stands by her side even in difficult times. Their love is portrayed as pure and unconditional, making Chike the true love of Aku-nna.

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  • 26. 

    How old is Aku-nna when she gets married?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    D. 16
    Explanation
    Aku-nna gets married at the age of 16. This suggests that she is married at a relatively young age, which was not uncommon in certain cultures or time periods. Getting married at a young age could be due to various reasons such as cultural traditions, societal expectations, or economic factors.

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  • 27. 

    What does Aku-nna do for a job?

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Farmer

    • D.

      Maid

    Correct Answer
    A. Teacher
    Explanation
    Aku-nna's job is being a teacher.

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  • 28. 

    What does Chike do for a job when he moves to the city?

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Business man

    • D.

      Oil

    Correct Answer
    D. Oil
    Explanation
    Chike works in the oil industry when he moves to the city.

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  • 29. 

    What does Okonkwo make to bring Aku-nna back home?

    • A.

      A home

    • B.

      A doll

    • C.

      A new school

    • D.

      A wedding bed

    Correct Answer
    B. A doll
    Explanation
    Okonkwo makes a doll to bring Aku-nna back home. This suggests that he is trying to create something that will remind her of her home and family, and perhaps bring her comfort and familiarity. Making a doll is a personal and thoughtful gesture, showing Okonkwo's care and effort to reconnect with Aku-nna.

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  • 30. 

    What do Aku-nna and Chike name their child?

    • A.

      Aku-nna

    • B.

      Ma Blackie

    • C.

      Joy

    • D.

      Fate

    Correct Answer
    C. Joy
    Explanation
    Aku-nna and Chike name their child Joy.

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