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There are nine egwugwu, one for each village in the clan. One man from each village masquerades as one of the nine ancestral spirits of the village. The women are afraid of the egwugwu. The egwugwu are the judge and jury for the community trials. 2. What is the decision of the egwugwu in the case of Uzowulu and his runaway wife? Uzowulu must offer his in-laws some wine so they will return his wife. He is reminded that it is not manly to beat a woman too much. 3. Support or refute the following statement: It is not a crime for a man to beat his wife in this society. At the end of the chapter, one elder questions why the egwugwu are listening to this case: “I don’t know why such a trifle should come before the egwugwu.” (Pg. 94) Chapter Eleven Vocabulary impenetrably – cannot be entered forsook – left, abandoned lest – unless incipient – beginning to exist orator – speaker plumage – a bird’s feathers luxuriant – thick, heavy vegetation 1. What is the moral lesson taught by the fable of the tortoise? A man who makes trouble for another is also making it for himself.
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T-12 2. Support or refute the following statement: Ekwefi is very brave to follow Chielo after the priestess takes Ezinma from her home in the middle of the night. It is brave for Ekwefi to follow Chielo because to do so is to disobey the priestess, who told her to stay behind. It is also very dark and dangerous for Ekwefi to be outside alone. Once along the way, Chielo stops to tell whoever is following her to stop or face the punishment of Agbala. Despite the warning, Ekwefi continues to follow. 3. Why do you think Okonkwo comes to the shrine? How does Ekwefi feel about his presence there? He is worried about his daughter and wife. Ekwefi is happy to see her husband and grateful for his strength, the main reason she married him. Chapter Twelve Vocabulary tethered – tied to prominent – noticeable; important 1. Find an example of a legend in this chapter. One example of a legend is the story about the man who took a goat to market tied to the end of a long tether. The goat is replaced by a log at the end of the tether without the man’s knowledge. He is laughed at by the people in the market for dragging a heavy log. 2. Briefly describe how the Ibo women solve the problem of a cow trespassing in a neighbor’s crops. All of the women of the village who are not ill go together to catch the cow and collect a penalty from the cow’s owner. 3. List the steps the bride’s family follows for her uri ceremony. The women prepare food, slaughtering two goats. Two pots of wine arrive from the in-laws for the women to use in cooking. The ground in front of the hut is swept clean. The in-laws arrive, each with a pot of wine on their head.
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