Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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Chapter 10 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Why does Evil Forest address Uzowulu saying, “Uzowulu’s body, I salute you”? (p. 64)

2. Why does Evil Forest say, “Uzowulu’s body, do you know me?” (p. 64)

3. What is the law of Umuofia concerning the bride-price of a woman who runs away from her husband?

4. How does Evil Forest keep order when the crowd roars with laughter during the trial?

5. What role do Uzowulu’s neighbors play in the trial?

6. Why do Evil Forest and the other egwugwu run a few steps in the direction of the women?

7. What are some of the names Evil Forest gives himself?

8. What is the purpose of the metal gong, the drums, and the flute?

9. Why will Uzowulu listen to the decision of the egwugwu?

10. The egwugwu hear a land case after Uzowulu’s case. What is a land case?

Answers
1. Spirits always address humans as bodies.

2. Evil Forest asks Uzowulu if he recognizes him as one of the living. Uzowulu responds, “How can I know you father? You are beyond our...

(The entire section is 326 words.)