The Decolonization Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on the Life and Works of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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The Decolonization Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on the Life and Works of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Are you ready to test your knowledge on the life and works of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o? The Decolonization Quiz is here to challenge you! From his early life in Kenya to his influential literary works, this quiz will put your knowledge to the test. So, grab a pen and paper and let's get started! 

What is the title of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's first novel?

The River Between

Weep Not, Child

A Grain of Wheat

Petals of Blood

What is the name of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's most famous novel, first published in 1964?

A Grain of Wheat

The River Between

Weep Not, Child

The River and the Source

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is known for his use of which African language in his writing?

Swahili

Zulu

Xhosa

Gikuyu

In which year did Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o publish his first book in Gikuyu, titled Caitaani mũtharaba-Inĩ?

1987

1977

1997

2007

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o was imprisoned without trial for a year in which African country?

Nigeria

Kenya

South Africa

Zimbabwe

Which Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o novel deals with the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya?

A Grain of Wheat

The River and the Source

Petals of Blood

Devil on the Cross

In which year was Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o awarded the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Excellence?

1990

1995

2000

2005

What is the title of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's memoir, published in 2016?

Dreams in a Time of War

In the House of the Interpreter

Birth of a Dream Weaver

Wrestling with the Devil

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is a professor of Comparative Literature and English at which university?

University of California, Berkeley

Harvard University

New York University

University of Nairobi

Which Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o novel was the first to be published after his return to Kenya in 2002?

Wizard of the Crow

Petals of Blood

The River and the Source

A Grain of Wheat

What is the title of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's play, first performed in 1977 and dealing with the theme of neocolonialism?

The Trial of Dedan Kimathi

I Will Marry When I Want

The Black Hermit

This Time Tomorrow

Very impressive!

Congratulations on your outstanding performance in the Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o quiz! Your knowledge of Thiong'o's works, including the politically engaged and culturally resonant Weep Not, Child, Petals of Blood, and Wizard of the Crow, is truly impressive. Your understanding of the literary techniques, the exploration of social issues, cultural identity, and historical change, and the portrayal of human nature that Thiong'o so skillfully conveys is a testament to your appreciation for his writing. Keep up the good work and continue to explore the imaginative and profound world of Thiong'o's literature, which has had a profound impact on Kenyan and world literature, and continues to inspire readers with its beauty, complexity, and insight into the complexities of the human experience in modern Africa and beyond!

There is still room for improvement!

It's okay if you didn't do as well as you hoped on this quiz. It's important to remember that everyone has room for improvement and it's a great opportunity to learn something new. Take some time to study the material and try again. With practice and dedication, you'll be able to do better next time. Don't give up!    

What is the title of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's first novel?
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What is the name of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's most famous novel, first published in 1964?
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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is known for his use of which African language in his writing?
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In which year did Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o publish his first book in Gikuyu, titled Caitaani mũtharaba-Inĩ?
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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o was imprisoned without trial for a year in which African country?
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Which Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o novel deals with the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya?
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In which year was Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o awarded the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Excellence?
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What is the title of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's memoir, published in 2016?
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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is a professor of Comparative Literature and English at which university?
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Which Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o novel was the first to be published after his return to Kenya in 2002?
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What is the title of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's play, first performed in 1977 and dealing with the theme of neocolonialism?
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