الخميس، 7 مايو، 2015

Questions On The Novel: Things Fall Apart

@: Give short answers:

1.     What is this novel (story) about?
a. It is about live in Africa before Europeans come.              
      b. Or it is the destruction of this life by Europeans.
2.     Where did the people in this novel live?
     In a district called “Umoufia”  in Nigeria
3.     How many villages were there in Umuofia district?         
      Nine (9) villages
4.     What is meant by “a clan”?
    A group of people living together and sharing same customs.
5.     Was the religion of these people Christianity?
     No it wasn’t.
6.     Did the people of these villages belong to the same clan?
       Yes, they did.
7.     What were the people of Umuofia?
      They were farmers.
8.     What did they produce?
      They produced palm oil.
9.     What was the most important god that protects crops?
      Earth Goddess.
10.           What did the clan believe about their customs?
    They believed that their customs pleased their gods.
11.           What did they think will happen to the people who break these customs?
     Gods will punish them.(they will be punished by gods).
12.           What is the name of Okonkwo’s village?
     It’s “Iguedo
13.           Why did people respect Okonkwo?
     Because he was strong and brave.
14.           Did the war frighten Okonkwo?
      No it didn’t.
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15.           Umuofia was a small district of nine villages.         ( ……………….…   )
16.           People in Umuofia belonged to different clans.        (   ………………   )
17.           A clan is a group of people who live together and share the same customs. (   ………………   )
18.           The religion in Umuofia was Christianity.                (   ………………   )
19.           The clansmen had many different gods.                   ( ……………….…   )
20.           The clan believed their customs pleased the gods.   ( ……………….…   )
21.           The people in Umuofia didn’t know much about the rest of the world.          ( ……………….…   )
22.           In Umuofia a man could be a leader as a result of his own work and ability. (  ……………….…  )
23.           Okonkwo became famous first when he was an old man.            (   ……………….…   )
24.           When Okonkwo was angry, he used his hands instead of words. (   ……………….…   )
25.           Unoka liked working or seeing blood.                                               (   ……………….…   )
26.           Unoka was a sad looking man, poor, lazy and afraid of fighting. (   ……………….…   )
27.           Unoka had been poor all his life because he never saved any money. (   ……………….…   )
28.           Unoka spent his money on ‘palm wine’.                                 (   ……………….…   )
29.           When Unoka died, he left nothing for his wife and children. (   ……………….…   )
30.           In Umuofia Okonkwo married three wives.                             (   ……………….…   )
31.           Music often made Unoka very sad.                                          (   ……………….…   )
32.           Okonkwo was ashamed of his father and his son.                    (   ……………….…   )
33.           Okonkwo liked men who were lazy, weak or coward.             (   ……………….…   )

Chapter 2:  Ikemefuna Comes to Umuofia

@: Give short answers:
34.           How many people were there in the meeting?
        10,000   ten thousand
35.           What does “Umuofia kwenu” mean?
       It means We all great you Umuofia
36.           What does “Yaa” mean?
           It means “Umuofia thanks you for the greeting
37.           Whose wife was killed in Mbaino?
           Ogbuefi’s” wife.
38.           What were the two choices given to the people of Mbaino by Okonkwo?
     a. either to go in war with the district of Umuofia,
     b. or give a young man and a young woman.
39.           Why did the other districts avoid going in war with Umuofia?
      Because Umuofia was powerful and strong.
40.           Why the people of Mbaino chose to send a young man and a young woman?
     Because they didn’t want to go in war with Umuofia, because it stronger.
41.           To whom was the young woman given?
      The man whose wife was killed, (Ogbuefi)
42.           To whom was the young boy Ikemefuna given?
      To Okonkwo
43.           This boy belongs to the clan”. Who said?
      Okonkwo  to his first wife.
44.           How old was Ikemefuna then?
        15 years old.

         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

45.           Okonkwo gave Ikemefuna to his first wife. (   ……………….…   )

Chapter 3:  Ikemefuna Finds his Best Friend

       @: Give short answers:

46.           Who was the friend of Ikemefuna?
          Nwoye
     
         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

47.           Ikemefuna’s mother cried a lot when he left but he didn’t cry.      ( ……………….… )
48.           At Umuofia, Ikemefuna was frightened, unhappy and lonely.       (……………….…   )
49.           Okonkwo’s wife treated Ikemefuna like one of her own children. (……………….…  )
50.           Nwoye was two years older than Ikemefuna.                                 (……………….…   )
51.           Okonkwo treated Nwoye and Ikemefuna like a very strict father.  (……………….…   )


Chapter 4:  The  Week of Peace
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52.           What was “The week of peace”?
           It is the week before the people plant their yams.
53.           What were the customs about the week of peace say?
             a. Everyone had to be kind to each other.
             b. None was allowed to fight anyone else.
             c. Husbands were not allowed to beat their wives or children.
54.           How did Okonkwo break the week of peace?
            By beating his third wife. (The youngest one “Ojiugo”)
55.           Why didn’t Okonkwo show anybody that he was sorry?
            Because he didn’t his friends to thank that he was weak.
56.           Why were the other villages not pleased with Okonkwo?
           Because he didn’t respect the gods.
57.           Who was the priest of the Earth Goddess who came to punish Okonkwo?
          Ezeani was
58.           Take away your kola-nuts” Who said?
          Ezeani did.
59.           What did Okonkwo do to please the Earth Goddess?
         a. One goat
         b. One hen
         c. A long piece of cloth.
        d. One hundred cowrie shells.
Chapter 5:  The Wrestling Match
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  a. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………….
60.           When was the day of feasting?
        The first day of the new year.
61.           When was the day of wrestling?
       The second day of the new year.
62.           What did the wrestling day mean to Ekwefi?
       It remembered her when she first saw Okonkwo in a wrestling match.
63.           Why hadn’t Ekwefi married Okonkwo at first?
       Because he was poor and could not marry her.

Chapter 6:  Ikemefuna is to Go Home

@: Give short answers:

64.           How long had Ikemefuna lived with his new family?
         Three years.
65.           What did Okonkwo want Nwoye to be?
          a. a strong man                     b. a man who could look after Okonwo’s family when he died.
         c. rich and able to feed his own family.
66.           Why was Okonkwo happy when Nwoye complained about the women?
Because that shows that when Nwoye was older, he would be able to control his family “Specially wives”
67.           Did Nwoye really like war stories?
      No he didn’t
68.           What sort of stories did Nwoye like to listen?
His mother’s stories, (about birds and animals).
69.           What was going to happen to Ikemefuna?
    He will be killed.
70.           What did Ezeudu tell Okonkwo not to do?
  Not to help kill Ikemefuna.
71.            Don’t help to kill him”. Who said?
   Ezeudo did.
72.           Who ordered the clan in Umuofia to kill Ikemefuna?
   The clan god “Oracle
73.            He calls you father”. Who said?
         Ezeudo did.
74.           What will happen if Okonkwo helps kill Ikemefuna?
        The Oracle will not be pleased.

Chapter 7:   The Death of Ikemefuna

        @: Give short answers:

75.           Where did the men go to kill Ikemefuna?
          In the middle of the forest.
76.            My father, they have killed me” Who said this?
          Ikemefuna did!
77.           Who killed Ikemefuna?
          Okonkwo himself.
78.           Did Okonkwo really want to kill Ikemefuna?
         No he didn’t want to.
79.           So, why did he kill Ikemefuna?
          He was afraid that his friends would think that he was weak.
80.           What did people of Umuofia believe about twins?
         They brought bad luck to their parents.
81.           Where did women who had twin babies put their twins?
        They put them in pots and threw them in the evil forest.
82.           When did Nwoye lose his love for his father?
         When he knew that his friend Ikemefuna was killed.
83.           Why did Nwoye feel that his live was empty?
         Because he lost his best friend Ikemefuna.

           @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

84.           The Oracle said that Ikemefuna had to die.                               ( ……………….… )
85.           The Oracle said that Okonkwo should help kill Ikemefuna.      ( ……………….… )

Chapter 8:  Okonkwo Talks to a Friend

          @: Give short answers:


86.           What food did Okonkwo like best?
         Bananas cooked with fish.
87.            You haven’t eaten food for two days”. Who said?
          Ezinma, Okonkwo daughter to her father.
88.            Why have I become like a shivering old woman”. Whom did Okonkwo ask?
          He asked himself.
89.           Come and shake hands with me”. To whom did Okonkwo say?
           To Maduka, Obierika’s son.


90.           Maduka will be very successful in his life”. Who said?
       Okonkwo to his friend Obierika.
91.           Why did Okonkwo say that?
        Because he saw him in a wrestling match throwing another boy on the ground.
92.            How did Okonkwo feel when he talked to Obierika?
          He felt better after he talked to his friend Obierika.
93.            If Ezinma were a boy, I would be very happy”. Why did Okonkwo say that?
           Because her ideas about life are very good.
94.           Don’t worry about your son”. Who said?
          Obierika to his friend Okonkwo.
95.           Why didn’t Obierika go with Okonkwo to kill Ikemefuna?
         Because he didn’t want to, or he was busy.
96.           The Earth Goddess can’t punish me”. Who said?
         Okonkwo did.

         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

97.           Okonkwo wished if Ezinma were a boy. ( ……………….… )
98.            

Chapter 9:   Ezinma’s Illness
           @: Give short answers:


99.           Why did Ekwefi love Ezinma so much?
            Because she had only one daughter. Nine of her children died when they were babies.
100.      What is the meaning of “ogbanje”?
           The child who dies many times and comes back to his/her mother to be born again.
101.      How was Ezinma different from ogbanje children?
           She live longer than ogbanje children.
102.      What did people believe about an ogbanje and the spirits?
          They are joined to the world of spirits by a special kind of stone.
103.      How do they separate an ogbanje child and the world of the spirits?
          By destroying that special kind of stone.
104.      What is meant by “A medicine man”?
          The man who knows everything about the ogbanje children and their stones.
105.      When had the medicine man found Ezinma’s stone?
          When she was nine years old.
106.      How was Ezinma’s stone?
          It was a smooth stone, wrapped in a dirty piece of cloth.
107.      Why had Ekwefi believed that Ezinma would not die?
          Because the medicine man had destroyed the stone which joined her with world of spirits.


            @: Mark these sentences with true or false:


108.      An ogbanje child is often healthy one day and ill the next. ( ……………….… )
109.      Ezinma was not like an ogbanje child.                                 ( ……………….… )

Chapter 10:   Ezinma Goes Away
     
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110.      Who was Chielo?
          The priestess of the god Agbala.
111.      What did Chielo tell the people about?
           She prophesies for them, tells them about future events which will happen to them.
112.      Agbala do-O-oo! Agbala do-O-oo” “Okonkwo! Agbala eken gio-o-o-o!
            Agbala cholu ifu ada ya Ezinmao-o-o!”  What did these words meant?
         The god Agbala wanted to see Ezinma.
113.       Don’t ignore the wishes of Agbala” Who said this?
         Chielo the priestess to Okonkwo.
114.      Where did Agbala want to see Ezinma?
          In his house in the hills and the caves.
115.      I will carry you on my back” To whom did Chielo say?
          Chielo the priestess to Ezinma.
116.      What did Ekwefi decide to do when Chielo took Ezinma away?
           She decided to follow her.
117.      Why did Ezinma begin to cry?
          Because she was frightened (afraid).

Chapter 11:   The Cave of Agbala

        @: Give short answers:

118.      Somebody is walking behind me” Who shouted?
            Chielo the priestess.
119.      How did the priestess, Chielo get in and out of the cave of the god Agbala?
            She crawled on her stomach like a snake.
120.      Why were Ekwefi and Okonkwo happy that Ezinma had gone into the cave of the god, Agbala? 
            Because they knew that Ezinma would not die now.

         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

121.      The entrance to the cave was very small. ( ……………….… )

Chapter 12:   The Funeral of Ezeudu
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122.      What was the message sent by the beaten drum?
          Ezeudu was dead.
123.      What does “Umuofia obodo dike” mean?
          The land of the brave.
124.      Why did everybody come to Ezeudu’s funeral?
          Because Ezeudu was a very important man in the village.
125.      Why was Ezeudu buried after the dark?
          Because Ezeudu was a very important man in the village.
126.      Who was the young boy killed in Ezeudu’s funeral?
          Ezeudu’s son.
127.      Why should Okonkwo leave Umuofia?
         Because he had committed a crime against earth goddess by killing another boy in the clan.

128.      What were the two types of crime against the Earth Goddess?
            a. Male crime ____ (When the crime was not an accident)
            b. Female crime ______ (When the crime was an accident).
129.      What punishment would Okonkwo get after killing another boy from the clan?
           He would be sent a way for seven years.
130.      Who would look after Okonkwo’s yams?
           His friend Obierika would.
131.      Where did Okonkwo and his family go?
            To his mother’s village, “Mbanta”.
132.      Who set fire to Okonkwo’s huts and killed his animals?
            His friends.
133.      What were they wearing?
           They wore special war clothes
134.      Why did they destroy Okonkwo’s compound?
           To punish Okonkwo and clean the land which Okonkwo had made dirty.
135.      Who told them to do that (destroying Okonwo’s compound)?
           The earth goddess did.
136.      Did they still like Okonkwo?
          Yes, they did

         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

137.      Okonkwo had killed Ezeudu’s son accidentally. ( ……………….… )

Chapter 13:   Okonkwo arrives in Mbanta

          @: Give short answers:

138.      Your crime isn’t serious since it is a female crime” Who said?
            Uchedu, Okonwo’s uncle.
139.      What was given to Okonkwo in Mbanta?
           a. A piece of land to build his new compound.
           b. Two or three pieces of land to grow crops.
           c. 1500 yam seeds from Uchendu’s five sons, (300 yam seed from each one).
140.      What was Okonkwo’s wish since he was a young boy?
          He wished to be one of leaders in his clan.
141.      What does the name “Nneka” mean?
          Mother is most important of all.
142.      What did Uchendu mean when he said, “Mother is the most important of all”?
         When everything is good the man belongs to his father but when it is bad, to his mother.
143.      What was Uchendu’s advice to Okonkwo?
          Not to look sad and make his family and mother sad

         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

144.      Okonkwo was met by his uncle Uchendu in Mbanta.  ( ……………….… )
145.      Uchendu was the youngest man in the family.            ( ……………….… )

Chapter 14:   News comes from Umuofia

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146.      Who was the stranger at Abame and how did he come there?
            The Whiteman, on an iron horse (a bicycle)
147.      What did Obierika bring to Okonkwo from Umuofia?
             Two heavy bags full of cowrie shells.
148.      What did Uchendu offer to Okonkwo and his three guests?
           Some cola-nut and palm wine.
149.      What news did Obierika give to Okonkwo?
          The Destruction of the clan at Abame.
150.      What did Obierika mean by ‘Iron horse’?
          A bicycle.
151.      What did the Oracle tell the people at Abame about the white man?
         That he will  destroy the clan.
152.      Was the Oracle right?
          Yes, he was.
153.      Why did the people of Abame kill the white man?
          Because of the Oracle’s words.
154.      What did they do after killing the white man, And why?
         They tied his bicycle to a tree, to stop it from telling his friends about his killing.
155.      Why hadn’t the white man kill the old and sick people in Abame?
         Because they were at their homes.
156.      Never kill a man who says nothing” Who said?
         Uchendu, Okonkwo’s uncle.

Chapter 15:   The Missionaries Come to Mbanta

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157.      As the interpreter said, why did the missionaries come to Mbanta?
         They came to help them.
158.      How could the people in Mbanta understand the white man’s words?
  They understood him through the interpreter.
159.      Was the interpreter from Mbanta?
   No he wasn’t, but he was a black African.
160.      What did the interpreters say to the people of Mbanta?
         a. He will come and live among them.
        b. He will bring iron horses (bicycles) for people to ride on.
        c. They were their brothers. (All are God’s son)
       d. He told them about the new bus that made all the world.
       e. Their Gods are false made of wood and stones
       f. He told them about the Heaven (in the sky where God lives) and the Hell (where there is huge fire).
       g. They came to help them.
      h. They must stop worshipping their false gods.
161.       We have come to help you. The great God has sent us”. Who said?
          The interpreter to the people at Mbanta.
162.      Where will the people go after they die if they worship the new God?
           To the heaven where the God lives.
163.      What did the white man promise to bring when he comes back to live in Mbanta?
            Iron horses (bicycles)
164.      What did the people of Mbanta say when they heard, “Your gods aren’t alive and can’t hurt you”?
            They surprised and thought that the white man must be mad.
165.      Who was the son of the God the interpreter talked about?
             Jesus the Christ.
166.      Why did Okonkwo stay at the meeting although he wasn’t interested to?
            Because he wanted to chase the men away from the village with whips.
167.      Why did Okonkwo say, “Your god must have a wife then
           Because the interpreter said that the new god has a son called Jesus, so he must have a wife as a mother for that son. (logic).
168.      Did the missionaries answer the question about the god’s wife?
           No he didn’t answer this question.
169.      Who was the young boy who had been listening carefully?
           Nwoye Okonkwo’s son.
170.      What had excited Nwoye?
          This new god whose words filled up some empty spaces in him.
171.      Why did Nwoye like the new religion?  Because …………………………….……
a. The new religion gave him some answers for his questions.
b. Nwoye had never liked some of the customs of his clan.
c. The missionaries’ words filled up some of the empty spaces inside him.
d. Something new and exciting had come into his life. 

Chapter 16:   The Missionaries Build a Church

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172.      How long did the missionaries stayed at the market place?
They stayed for four or five nights.
173.      Did the people of Mbanta have a king?
No they haven’t kings, the only have their leaders, priests and wise men.
174.      Why did the missionaries ask the Mbanta ruler for a piece of land?
To build a church.
175.      Where was the piece of land given to Missionaries?
In the evil forest.
176.      What does the “Evil forest” mean?
It’s a place full of evil and dangerous spirits where people who died of bad illnesses are buried.
177.      Why did the people fear going into the Evil Forest?
They believed that if they went there, they would die.
178.      What did people think would happen to the missionaries in the Evil Forest?
They will die immediately within four days.
179.      What did the people thought when the missionaries didn’t die?
They thought that the white man’s religion had a special magic power.
180.      How many converters were there first?
There were three converts.
181.      What was the name of the new religion, and the people who worship it?
Christianity, Christians.
182.      Why didn’t Nwoye dare go too near the missionaries?
Because he feared that his father would beat him hard.
183.      What was the name of the interpreter?
Mr. Kiaga.
184.      What was the church made of?
It was made of red earth and the roof of straw.





Chapter 17:   Nwoye Leaves Home

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185.      Who saw Nwoye with the converters?
A cousin of Okonkwo.
186.      Why did Okonkwo beat Nwoye?
Because he went with the converts.
187.      Let the boy go at once” Who said?
Okonkwo’s uncle, Uchendu.
188.      What did Nwoye do when Okonkwo had beaten him?
He went back to the church, and then he left for Umuofia..
189.      What did Nwoye want to do in Umuofia?
He would go there and come back to convert his brothers and mother later.
190.      Why had the white missionary started a school in Umuofia?
To teach young Christians to read and write.
191.      Why did Okonkwo say that Nwoye wasn’t worth fighting for?
Because he was weak like his grandfather, Unoka.
192.      Why did Okonkwo remember his father, Unoka?
He was just like Nwoye.
193.      Why was Okonkwo ashamed of Nwoye?
Because he was weak and soft like a girl.

Chapter 18:   Some New Converters

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194.      Why didn’t the clan worry about the converters?
Because they weren’t important people in the clan.
195.      Where did the converters take the thrown twins?
To their homes, not into the village.
196.      What was the first problem between the missionaries and the converters?
When the “osu” people wanted to become converts.
197.       What is meant by “osu”?
A person who follows a different god.
198.      What is used to do with the “osu” person?
              a. He cannot marry an ordinary person.
             b. He has to have his hair long and dirty.
             c. Ann osu ca never be a ruler in the clan.
             d. when an osu dies, he is buried in the evil forest.
             e. Ordinary people must not talk to as osu.
             f. An osu is excluded from the clan.
199.      How many of the osu wanted to become converters?
           Two.
200.       We are all God’s children” Why did Mr. Kiaga say that?
             Because some converts started to drive the osu out the church.
201.       An osu needs God more than you do” Who said?
            Mr. Kiaga to the angry converts.
202.      What did Mr. Kiaga ask the osu to do with their long dirty hair?
To cut it off, but at first they thought they would die.

         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:  As in the custom:-

203.      An osu person can marry an ordinary person.       ( ……………….… )
204.      An osu has to have his hair long and dirty.            ( ……………….… )
205.      An osu can never be a ruler in the clan.                 ( ……………….… )
206.      When an osu dies, he is buried in the Evil Forest. ( ……………….… )
207.      The ordinary people can talk to an osu.                 ( ……………….… )
208.      An osu mustn’t be excluded from the clan.              ( ……………….… )



Chapter 19:   The Death of a Holy Snake

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209.      What was the trouble between an osu and the clan in Mbanta?
            One of the osu who was a convert was accused of killing the holy snake.
210.      What did they believe of that holy snake?
             It came from the god of water.
211.      What was the snake called?
            It was called, “our father”.
212.      What was the punishment if a man killed that snake accidentally?
            a. He had to say special prayers to the gods.
            b. He had to give the animal an expensive burial.
213.      Did anybody see the osu kill the snake?
           No, none saw him kill the snake.
214.      Why didn’t they kill the osu?
            Because if they punish the osu, the god will punish them.
215.      How many groups formed by women converters to clean the church?   Three groups,
            1. One group to bring water from the stream in their pots.
            2. Second group to collect red earth in their baskets.
            3. Third group to find chalk  (جير)
216.      Why did the women come back with empty pots and baskets?
           Because some men had chased them with whips
217.      What did they think when the accused converter became ill, and then died?
            That showed the clan that the gods had punished him for killing the snake.
       
         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

218.      The clan didn’t let the converts take water from the stream. ( ……………….… )
219.      The converts will be let go to the market after killing the snake.  ( ……………….… )
220.      The rulers of Mbanta continued to exclude the Christians.       ( ……………….… )

Chapter 20:   Okonkwo returns to Umuofia

         @: Give short answers:

221.      Why did Okonkwo prepare a large meal before leaving Mbanta to Umuofia?
              To thank his mother for looking after him and his family.
222.      Why did Okonkwo build a large compound after returning to Umuofia?
              He wanted his clansmen to notice that he was still an important person.
223.      What did the district commissioner bring to Umuofia?
              a. A new religion                b. A new kind of government.            c. A new court.

224.      Why did the people of Umuofia hate these messengers?
           a. They came from another part of Africa.(they were strangers)
           b. They were proud.
           c. The messengers thought they were better than the people of Umuofia
           d. They didn’t follow the laws of Umuofia.
225.      The white man is very clever” To whom did Obierika say?
            To his friend Okonkwo.
226.      Why did Obierika think that the white man was very clever?
           Because he came quietly and peacefully with his new religion until he controlled the people.
         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

227.      The messengers guarded the prison.                                                  ( ……………….… )
228.      Those who broke the white man’s laws were put in the church.        ( ……………….… )
229.      The messengers used to beat the men in the prison.                          ( ……………….… )
230.      The prisoners were forced to clean the commissioner’s compound. ( ……………….… )
231.      The prisoners were also forced to collect wood for his fire.             ( ……………….… )
232.      Okonkwo thought people of Abame were strong and clever.            ( ……………….… )
233.      The people in Abame had guns and matchets but they didn’t fight.  ( ……………….… )
234.      Obierika thought that it was too late to save Umuofia. ( ……………….… )
235.      The white man has broken up the clan.                         ( ……………….… )
236.      The clan was not falling apart.                                     ( ……………….… )

Chapter 21:   The Rule of the White Man Grows

          @: Give short answers:

237.      What had the white man brought beside the new religion and the government?
              A court and trade.
238.      What did Mr. Brown build in Umuofia after the church?
              A school and a little hospital.
239.      Did the people answer him to send their children to his school?
            At first they only sent their slaves and lazy children.
240.      What had resulted from that school?
            a. Some students became court messengers.
            b. others became court clerks.
            c. Those who stayed longer at the school became teachers.
241.      What was Nwoye’s Christian name?
            It was “Isaac”
242.       Was Okonkwo happy with Mr. Brown’s news about Nwoye?
          No, he wasn’t.
243.      Why was Okonkwo not happy in Umuofia? Because of these reasons:-
         a. Nobody took any notice of him when he came back.
         b. The clan had changed a lot in the seven years.
        c. Most people interested in the new religion, new government or new trading places.
        d. They talked about the new way of life in Umuofia.
        e. They talked about the good things the white man brought to Umuofia.
        f. They did not talk about the bravery of Okonkwo anymore.
        g. His clan was breaking up and falling apart.
        h. They had become soft and weak like women.

244.      Who made these changes?
            The white man.
245.      Who came to replace Mr. Brown after he became ill?
           Mr. Smith.
246.      What were the differences between Mr. Brown and Mr. Smith?
          a. Mr. Brown was a kind man, he told the converts not to make the clan angry.
         b. Mr. Smith was unkind and didn’t like Africans and he was rude with them.
247.      Who was the converter that had said bad things about the leaders at the meeting?
         Enoch was.
248.      Why did the interpreter lie to the commissioner?
          Because he was frightened of the reaction of the angry clansmen.
249.      What did the clansmen think when they burnt the church?
          They had punished the Christians for taking off their leaders mask.


         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

250.      Umuofia was getting poor by selling crops to the countries.  ( ……………….…  )
251.      Mr. Brown, the white missionary was a kind man. ­             ( ……………….…  )
252.      Mr. Brown decided to the change the people quickly.          ( ……………….…  )
253.      Mr. Smith was rude with Africans.                                          ( ……………….…  )

Chapter 22:   Okonkwo is Put in Prison

        @: Give short answers: 

254.      What did the commissioner send to the leader of Umuofia?
           A polite messenger.
255.       Go and bring in my men” Who said in the meeting with the leaders?
           The commissioner to his interpreter.
256.      How many men were brought there by the interpreter?
            Twelve men.
257.      Why did the commissioner punish the six leaders?    Because they ………………….
            a. Burnt down Enoch’s compound.
           b. They burnt down  the church.
258.      What must the leaders give the court as a punishment?
            They must give the court two hundred bags of cowrie shells.
259.      Did the men of Umuofia know that court messengers will take 50 of these bags?
           No, they didn’t.
260.      What happened to the leaders of the clan in the prison?
          A messenger cut off their hair by a razor, their hands tied.

261.      We should have killed the white man” Who said?
          Okonkwo did.

 @: Mark these sentences with true or false:

262.      Fifty bags of cowrie shells would be taken by the court messengers. ( ……………….… )
263.      The leaders were in a meeting to thank the commissioner.    ( ……………….… )
264.      The messengers will take the 50 bags of cowrie shells.         ( ……………….… )
265.      The leaders were punished by the commissioner.                  ( ……………….… )
266.      The messengers laughed at the six leaders and banged their heads together. ( ……………….… )


Chapter 23:   Okonkwo Kills a Messenger

         @: Give short answers:

267.      You all know why we are here” Who was the speaker at the market place?
             Okika did.
268.      Why were all the gods crying?
             Because their clansmen have made them unhappy.
269.      Some men of Umuofia weren’t at the meeting, who were they?
         They became converts and followed the white man’s way of life.
270.      Why did the messengers come to the meeting?
         They had a message from the commissioner to the people at the meeting.
271.      What did that message say?
         To stop the meeting as the commissioner ordered.
272.      What did Okonkwo do to the chief messenger at the meeting?
         He killed him with a matchet
273.      How did Okonkwo know that his people wouldn’t fight?
           Because they had let the other four messengers run away.
274.      What had happened to the clan?
          It had fallen apart.

Chapter 24:   The Death of Okonkwo

           @: Give short answers:

275.      Which one of you is called Okonkwo” Who asked?
           The commissioner to the people at Okonkwo’s compound.
276.      What order did the commissioner give to his soldiers?
         To shoot Obierika and his men if they tried to run away.
277.      What did Obierika mean by “Perhaps your men can help us
           As it is a crime against their laws for a man to kill himself only strangers will cut down Okonkwo’s body.
278.      Why did Okonkwo hang himself?
          Because he knew that the white was going to kill him if he caught him alive.
279.      What did Obierika say about Okonkwo?
          He was one of the greatest men in Umuofia but he will be buried like a dog.
280.      Was it a crime for a man to kill himself?
          Yes, it was.

         @: Mark these sentences with true or false:
  
281.      A man who killed himself couldn’t be buried by his clansmen. ( ……………….… )
282.      Okonkwo hanged himself from a tree. ( ……………….… )
283.      Okonkwo’s body will be taken to the court. ( ……………….… )
284.      Obierika was happy because his friend Okonkwo will be buried like a dog. ( ……………….… )



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