Follow the link to read the first chapter of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work Half of a Yellow Sun made available on "The New York Times" website). Read the whole chapter, then answer the questions. Excerpts specific to each question are included in the question.
Read the first and second paragraphs on the first page. The second paragraph begins as follows:
Ugwu did not believe that anybody, not even this master he was going to live with, ate meat every day. He did not disagree with his aunt, though, because he was too choked with expectation, too busy imagining his new life away from the village.
In this context, “choked with” most nearly means: