Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Chapter 11- 13 Questions
1. Okonkwo ate his wives’ meals, and his wives and children ate their supper. What is the next thing his wives and children do?
2. One night, the storytelling of Okonkwo’s wives and children stops because the priestess, Chielo is shouting in a high-pitched voice. What does she tell Okonkwo?
3. What does Ekwefi do after Chielo carries Ezinma away on her back?
4. Where does Chielo bring Ezinma?
5. Who appears in front of Ekwefi as she waits tearfully outside Agbala’s cave?
6. As Ekwefi and Okonkwo wait outside of Agbala’s cave for Ezinma’s return, what does Ekwefi think about?
1. Okonkwo’s friend, Obierika, is celebrating his daughter’s uri. Why does this day put the entire neighborhood into a festive air?
2. What does the priestess do when she brings Ezinma out of Agbala’s cave?
3. Where does Obierika send one of his relatives to get a fat goat to give to his in-laws during the uri?
4. Why do all the women abandon preparing the food for the uri and rush off to the Obierika’s crop field?
5. How many pots of wine do Obierika’s in-laws brink to his home for the uri?
6. What are the traditional events when night falls and it is time to end Obierika’s daughter’s uri?
1. What does the ekwe, a hollowed out wooden instrument and the blast of the cannon signify to the nine villages of Umuofia?
2. Every man learns the language of the ekwe. How does the wooden instrument let the people know exactly who has died?
3. What is the name of the man that the ekwe announces to Umuofia?
4. Why can Ezeudu, the oldest man in his village, only be buried at night?
5. What is the tragedy that takes place during the final burial rites for Ezeudu while the cannon is shot and guns fired?
6. What is Okonkwo’s punishment for killing Ezeudu’s son?