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The Joys of Motherhood

The Joys of Motherhood


by Buchi Emecheta

The Joys of Motherhood: A Follow-up to The Joy of Cooking for Those with a Bun in the Oven Quiz

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Q. What does Nnaife inherit?

A large sum of money
Wives and children
His father’s pronounced cheekbones and rugged jawline
Twenty acres of land
Q. Why do the family men side with Nnu rather than with Adaku?

Because Adaku has no children
Because Nnu is the senior wife
Because Nnu is the more attractive of the two
Because they figure - out with the Adaku, in with the Nnu
Q. Why does Nnaife return home?

Because he has finally learned the value of responsibility
Because he finally gets bored of browsing the cabinet hardware section at Home Depot
Depot Because the alarm connected to his house arrest ankle bracelet starts to go off
Because the war has ended
Because he realizes that he only wants Nnu and no other wives
Q. Why does Nnaife feel betrayed by Oshia?

Because Oshia wants to go to America
Because Oshia marries outside the family
Because, during an intense game of hide and seek, Oshia reveals to Nnaife’s son that he is hiding behind the couch
Because Oshia sleeps with one of his wives
Q. Where does Nnu Ego go to live after her oldest children are gone?

To her father’s house
To Nnaife’s family’s compound
To America
To It’s Almost Over Retirement Village