The Bride Price

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The Bride Price Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    At a Nigerian funeral everyone is quiet and shows no emotion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The family has to move away because it is too expensive to live in the city without a father.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Once father dies, Okonkwo inherits all of his belongings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Aku-nna feels comfortable and happy with her new family and home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    All a man needs to do is cut the hair of a woman she belongs to him forever.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Aku-nna fails her exam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A gong is hit to warn the tribe members that something is wrong.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Okobosni's family calls Aku-nna "Slave Girl".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Chike is a really great man.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Ma Blackie is helpless and moneyless when Okonkwo leaves her.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Nna-nndo lives with Chike and Aku-nna in the city.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A bride price must be paid to live through your first childbirth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Aku-nna and Chiike have a baby boy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Where is the setting of the story?
    • A. 

      Nigeria

    • B. 

      Niger

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 16. 
    Akunna's name means_________.
    • A. 

      The pretty one

    • B. 

      Mom's beauty

    • C. 

      Father's wealth

    • D. 

      Big disappointment

  • 17. 
    How many children does Ma Blackie have?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 21. 
    What does Aku-nna have to sell in the market?
    • A. 

      Bananas

    • B. 

      Mangos

    • C. 

      Watermelon

    • D. 

      Nuts

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 25. 
    Who is Aku-nna's true love?
    • A. 

      Her father

    • B. 

      Chike

    • C. 

      Okoboshi

    • D. 

      Nna-nnado

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