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Question 1.1.
In Things Fall Apart, Part Three, how is Reverend Smith different from Mr. Brown?

(Points : 2)

Mr. Brown believed in compromise and accommodation while Reverend Smith believes he must wipe out what he views as the ignorance.

Mr. Brown made many enemies while in Umuofia while Reverend Smith tries to make friends.

Mr. Brown’s primary goal was to build the church while Reverend Smith’s goal is to build schools.

Mr. Brown encouraged fighting while Reverend Smith encourages prayer.

Question 2.2.
In Things Fall Apart, Part Three, how have conditions improved for the men and women of Umuofia since the white men arrived?

(Points : 2)

The people now wear fashionable clothing.

The men can sell their palm-oil and kernel at a good price.

The women are no longer beaten by their husbands.

There is freedom of religion for all.

Question 3.3.
In Things Fall Apart, Part Three, what is ironic in the title of the District Commissioner’s proposed book, The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger?

(Points : 2)

“Pacification” implies appeasement rather than oppression.

“Primitive” implies that the clansmen have no culture or society.

“Tribes” is an ironic expression for the clansmen.

“Niger” is an incorrect description of the area.

Question 4.4.
In Things Fall Apart, Part Three, Achebe uses irony to describe the District Commissioner’s reaction to the clansmen’s request for help in cutting down Okonkwo’s body. Which response was ironic?

(Points : 2)

“infuriating habit”

“take him down yourselves”

an “undignified detail”

“…shut up!”

Question 5.5.
In Things Fall Apart, Part Three, what does Okonkwo think is the matter with his people in Umuofia?

(Points : 2)

Okonkwo thinks more of them should have converted to Christianity.

Okonkwo thinks all the leaders have died.

Okonkwo thinks his clansmen have become like women.

Okonkwo thinks the men prefer violence to peace talks.

Question 6.6.
In Things Fall Apart, Part Three, what does Okonkwo see happening to the clan?

(Points : 2)

Okonkwo sees more and more of the clan becoming Christian.

Okonkwo sees that the clan is breaking up and falling apart.

Okonkwo sees the clan improving because of the education now available.

Okonkwo sees the clan bravely protecting their customs.

Question 7.7.
In Things Fall Apart, Part Three, what figurative device is the author using in the following description:

“Such a man was Ogbuefi Ugonna, who had taken two titles, and who like a madman had cut the anklet of his titles and cast it away to join the Christians.”

(Points : 2)





Question 8.8.
In Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo is seen as the tragic hero archetype. Which is the result of his tragic flaw?

(Points : 2)

Okonkwo does not enjoy the big feasts very much.

Okonkwo beats his wife during the Week of Peace.

Okonkwo kills Ikemefuna.

Okonkwo is banished for seven years.

Question 9.9.
In Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo is seen as the tragic hero archetype. Which description lends support to this archetype?

(Points : 2)

Okonkwo’s father is a debtor who dies in disgrace.

Okonkwo asks Nwakibje for help in earning his first yams.

Okonkwo is well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond.

Okonkwo participates in the murder of Ikemefuna.

Question 10.10.
In Things Fall Apart, what is the tragic hero’s tragic flaw?

(Points : 2)

He is too proud of his accomplishments.

He does not see his own faults.

He is ever fearful of not appearing brave.

He commits brutal acts.

Question 11.11.
In Things Fall Apart, why does Achebe choose to write the novel in English when it is a novel about Africa?

(Points : 2)

Achebe did not trust the Western world to translate his novel correctly.

Achebe’s purpose is to show the Western world what the Igbo civilization was like.

Achebe was educated in English speaking schools.

Achebe did not think the Igbo people would actually read his book.

Question 12.12.
In Things Fall Apart, Achebe presents a picture of an archetypal tragic hero. Which event is designed to represent the hero’s tragic flaw?

(Points : 2)

Okonkwo’s care for his daughter when she is ill

Okonkwo’s basic fear of appearing to be weak and womanly

Okonkwo’s accidental shooting of a clansmen’s young boy

Okonkwo’s intentional killing of a messenger for the Commissioner

Question 13.13.
In Things Fall Apart, Achebe chooses what point of view to tell most of the story?

(Points : 2)


third-person limited

third-person omniscient


Question 14.14.
In Things Fall Apart, what is the best meaning of the simile listed below:

“The clan was like a lizard; if it lost its tail it soon grew another.”

(Points : 2)

The clan is falling apart, bit by bit.

Lizards are common creatures in the Igbo society.

All individuals in the clan are replaceable.

The clan is groveling now, just like a lizard.

Question 15.15.
In Things Fall Apart, what does the following quotation refer to in the novel?

“Umuofia was like a startled animal with ears erect, sniffing the silent, ominous air and not knowing which way to run.”

(Points : 2)

This is a reference to Umuofia right after Okonkwo is exiled.

This is a reference to Umuofia at the beginning of the novel.

This is a reference to Umuofia after everyone heard about Abame.

This is a reference to Umuofia after its six clansmen are imprisoned by the District Commissioner.


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