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2. What is the decision of the egwugwu in the case of Uzowulu and his runaway wife? 3. Support or refute the following statement: It is not a crime for a man to beat his wife in this society.
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S-11 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? 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. 3. Why do you think Okonkwo comes to the shrine? How does Ekwefi feel about his presence there?
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S-12 Chapter Twelve Vocabulary tethered – tied to prominent – noticeable; important 1. Find an example of a legend in this chapter. 2. Briefly describe how the Ibo women solve the problem of a cow trespassing in a neighbor’s crops. 3. List the steps the bride’s family follows for her uri ceremony.
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S-13 Chapter Thirteen Vocabulary lamentation – noise associated with grief raffia – plant material tumult – commotion; ruckus brand – torch brandishing – holding 1. Why do you think a “cold shiver ran down Okonkwo’s back as he remembered the last time the old man” Ezeudu visited him? (Pg. 121) 2. Briefly describe the funeral of the great warrior, Ezeudu. How does a warrior become one of the “lords” of the clan? 3. Why must Okonkwo leave the clan? 4. A tragic flaw is a defect of character which brings about the downfall of the protagonist. What do you think is Okonkwo’s tragic flaw? 5. What is ironic about the fact that Okonkwo’s crime is considered a “female” crime? 6. With what customs of the clan does Obierika not agree? 7. How does the following proverb explain the harsh punishment given to Okonkwo? “As the elders said, if one finger brought oil it soiled the others.” (Pg. 125)
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S-14 PART TWO Chapter Fourteen Vocabulary sisal – plant material like rattan mirthless – joyless 1. Why does Okonkwo sit in a “silent half-sleep”? (Pg. 131) 2. Briefly describe the final isa-ifi marriage ceremony. 3. Why is a woman brought back to her kinsmen to be buried?
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S-15 Chapter Fifteen Vocabulary ominous – threatening, menacing abomination – disgust; something horrible 1. Why does the Abame clan kill the white man? 2. What evidence is there in this chapter that the clans do not understand the white man’s way of life? 3. Support or refute the following statement: The white men do not want to know anything about the clan’s culture because they think it is inherently inferior and not worth learning about. 4. What moral lesson is taught by the fable of the mother kite and her daughter?
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