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The Joys of Motherhood

The Joys of Motherhood


by Buchi Emecheta

The Joys of Motherhood: First Day of Military School, the Day They Move Out, Etc. Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Joys of Motherhood? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does Nnu Ego decide to commit suicide?

Because her husband has left her
Because her baby has died
Because she feels that should give this book the kick it needs right out of the gate
Q. Why does Ona refuse to marry Agbadi?

Because she needs to produce a son for her father’s family line rather than her husband’s
Because she does not believe that he respects women
Because he bought a cheap engagement ring at Kay Jewelers. Apparently, every kiss-off also begins with K.
Because they are related, albeit distantly
Q. Why does Nnu Ego’s first marriage grow sour?

Because she refuses to sleep in the same bed with him
Because they have a child, which always ruins everything
Because her husband keeps her in the countryhouse
Because she fails to conceive
Q. For whom does Nnaife work?

The government
A white family
He works for the firm of Me, Myself and I (currently unemployed)
Nnu’s first husband
Q. What is Nnu talked out of doing?

Jumping off a bridge
Driving off a cliff
Watching so much depressing Lifetime programming