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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    For certain religious festivals, men of the clan become the living vessels for important clan spirits. The rituals involve elaborate costumes and masks.  These spirits are called
    • A. 

      Ozu

    • B. 

      Obi

    • C. 

      Egwugwu

    • D. 

      Ogbanje

  • 27. 
    Okwoko is at a funeral for Ogbuefi Ezeudu when
    • A. 

      The man's ghost warns him to leave Umuofia

    • B. 

      His gun goes off, killing a boy

    • C. 

      He steals some yams

    • D. 

      He steals a gun

  • 28. 
    Okonkwo is forced to go into exile for
    • A. 

      All time

    • B. 

      Twenty years

    • C. 

      One year

    • D. 

      Seven years

  • 29. 
    Okwonko and his family are taken in by
    • A. 

      Christian missionaries

    • B. 

      His mother's family

    • C. 

      His father's family

    • D. 

      Ikemefuna's family

  • 30. 
    Uchendu could best be described as
    • A. 

      Wise and gentle

    • B. 

      Stern and cruel

    • C. 

      Profiteering and greedy

    • D. 

      Angry but indulgent

  • 31. 
    During Okwoko's exile,
    • A. 

      The Christians arrive in the region

    • B. 

      The white man arrives in the region

    • C. 

      World War 1 begins

    • D. 

      The Christians arrive in the region AND the white man arrives in the region

  • 32. 
    Okwoko is enraged and embittered when
    • A. 

      Ezinma is raped by a white man

    • B. 

      Nwoye is killed by soldiers

    • C. 

      Nwoye becomes a Christian

    • D. 

      Ezinma runs off with a lover

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      A court, where a District Commissioner forces white law on Umuofia

    • B. 

      An alms house, where Christians dispense medication

    • C. 

      A trading center, where Umuofia's goods can be sold at great profit

    • D. 

      A court where white law is forced on Umuofia AND a trading center where Umuofia's goods are sold at great profit

  • 34. 
    The first head of the missionary efforts in Umuofia is
    • A. 

      Mr. Brown, who is gentle and willing to compromise

    • B. 

      Mr. Kiaga, who is faithful and wise

    • C. 

      Mr. Smith, who is fanatical and intollerant

    • D. 

      Mr. Jacobs, who eventually goes native

  • 35. 
    After the first head of the Christians leaves because of poor health, he is replaced by
    • A. 

      Mr. Brown, who is gentle and willing to compromise

    • B. 

      Mr. Kiaga, who is fanatical and violent

    • C. 

      Mr. Smith, who is fanatical and intolerant

    • D. 

      Mr. Jacobs, who eventually goes native

  • 36. 
    Events come to a head when a Christian convert
    • A. 

      Unmasks an egwugwu

    • B. 

      Rapes a woman at the river

    • C. 

      Kills Ezinma

    • D. 

      Spits on Chielo

  • 37. 
    In the events that follow the destruction of the church, it becomes clear that
    • A. 

      The white man is kind

    • B. 

      The white man is unkind but his religion is good

    • C. 

      The people of Umuofia have completely lost their independence

    • D. 

      Okwonko will lead his people to freedom