Things Fall Apart Novel: Trivia Test Quiz

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Things Fall Apart Novel: Trivia Test Quiz

The great Chinua Achebe created a masterpiece when he wrote the book things fall apart that centered on Okonkwo. In the book, we get to see the rise of our main protagonist into a member of the society that people respect. Have you read the book and want to test out if you remember it? Then this test is perfect for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What holy animal does Okonkwo's clan suspect the Christians have killed and eaten?
    • A. 

      A locust

    • B. 

      A python

    • C. 

      A tortoise

    • D. 

      A monkey

  • 2. 
    Whom did Okonkwo beat in his legendary wrestling match?
    • A. 

      Ekwefi Ogbeudi the Rooster

    • B. 

      Ogbuedi the Snake

    • C. 

      Isaac the Toad

    • D. 

      Amalinze the Cat

  • 3. 
    In what country do Things Fall Apart take place?
    • A. 

      Kenya

    • B. 

      Nigeria

    • C. 

      Chad

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 4. 
    What does Okonkwo constantly wish Ezinma had been?
    • A. 

      His firstborn child

    • B. 

      A son

    • C. 

      A better cook

    • D. 

      A donkey

  • 5. 
    For what reason is Okonkwo exiled?
    • A. 

      He owes money

    • B. 

      He willfully kills a fellow clan member

    • C. 

      He steals yams

    • D. 

      He unintentionally kills a fellow clan member

  • 6. 
    What are the outcasts required to do before they may join the church?
    • A. 

      Shave their heads

    • B. 

      Pierce their tongues

    • C. 

      Get cam wood tattoos

    • D. 

      Change their names

  • 7. 
    What is the name of Okonkwo's second wife?
    • A. 

      Chielo

    • B. 

      Ekwefi

    • C. 

      Ojuigo

    • D. 

      Ezinma

  • 8. 
    What does Okonkwo do even though he is advised not to?
    • A. 

      Marry Ojuigo

    • B. 

      Beat Nwoye twice

    • C. 

      Attack Chielo

    • D. 

      Help kill Ikemefuna

  • 9. 
    What crop is king for the Igbo?
    • A. 

      Cassava

    • B. 

      Yam

    • C. 

      Cotton

    • D. 

      Riding Crop

  • 10. 
    When the Igbo refers to the "iron horse", they mean...
    • A. 

      A train carriage

    • B. 

      Maduka, the star wrestler

    • C. 

      A bicycle

    • D. 

      An elephant

  • 11. 
    In the allegory of Tortoise, what do the birds give to Tortoise?
    • A. 

      Bird seed

    • B. 

      Feathers

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      A branch

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      He unmasks an egwugwu

    • B. 

      He converts Nwoye

    • C. 

      He steals 200 cowry shells

    • D. 

      He mutilates twins

  • 13. 
    How does Okonkwo die?
    • A. 

      He is poisoned by the Commissioner

    • B. 

      He hangs himself

    • C. 

      He is stabbed by Enoch

    • D. 

      He dies of the swelling disease

  • 14. 
    What does Okonkwo fear the most?
    • A. 

      Joining the missionaries

    • B. 

      Confronting his father

    • C. 

      Becoming like his father

    • D. 

      The overthrow of the village elders

  • 15. 
    Okownkwo was born
    • A. 

      The son of a rich man.

    • B. 

      The son of a white master and an African mistress

    • C. 

      The son of a priestess

    • D. 

      The son of a failure

  • 16. 
    In his youth, Okonkwo gained fame
    • A. 

      In a boxing match

    • B. 

      In a wrestling match

    • C. 

      In a clan meeting where h argues eloquently for peace

    • D. 

      In the Festival of the New Yam, when he played the flute

  • 17. 
    Okwoko has
    • A. 

      One wife

    • B. 

      Two wives

    • C. 

      Three wives

    • D. 

      Four wives

  • 18. 
    Okonkwo is driven to extreme behaviors in part because
    • A. 

      He is a fanatical Christian

    • B. 

      He is terrified of failure

    • C. 

      He was abused as a child

    • D. 

      He is the chief of his clan

  • 19. 
    Ikemefuna comes to live in Umuofia
    • A. 

      As a sacrifice made by his clan, which hopes to avoid war

    • B. 

      Because he is Okwonko's nephew and his mother has died

    • C. 

      Because his parents, who were Christian missionaries, died suddenly

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    After three years, the clan commands that Ikemefuna be killed because
    • A. 

      He has leprosy

    • B. 

      He has the sleeping sickness

    • C. 

      He breaks clan law

    • D. 

      He is the sacrifice for the earth goddess

  • 21. 
    When Ikemefuna is taken to be killed, Okwonko
    • A. 

      Weeps for three days

    • B. 

      Participates in Ikemefuna's execution

    • C. 

      Goes with the men

    • D. 

      Goes with the men AND participates in Ikemefuna's execution

  • 22. 
    Clan relieous authorities believe that Ekwefi is cursed by an ogbanje,
    • A. 

      A demon who haunts old women

    • B. 

      A wicked child who returns to its mother to be reborn so that it can die again

    • C. 

      A cat spirit that steals children

    • D. 

      The ghost of a murdered adultress

  • 23. 
    Nwoye could best be described as
    • A. 

      Fierce and violent

    • B. 

      Irritable and malicious

    • C. 

      Sad and thoughtful

    • D. 

      Stupid and lazy

  • 24. 
    Late one night, Ezinma is taken temporarily by
    • A. 

      The white man

    • B. 

      Ikemefuna's ghost

    • C. 

      Nwoye

    • D. 

      The Oracle of the Hills and Caves

  • 25. 
    Okonkwo's treatment of his family could best be described as
    • A. 

      Loving and tender

    • B. 

      Stern and often violent

    • C. 

      Generous and rational

    • D. 

      Stern but often indulgent