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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

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1. What is the name of Okonkwo’s motherland?

2. What holy animal does Okonkwo’s clan suspect the Christians have killed and eaten?

3. What is the name of the first missionary who comes to Umuofia?

4. How many villages does Umuofia comprise?

5. Whom did Okonkwo beat in his legendary wrestling match?

6. In what country does Things Fall Apart take place?

7. What do the inhabitants of Mbanta believe is responsible for the white man’s miraculous survival after having built his church in the Evil Forest?

8. What is an ogbanje?

9. What does Okonkwo constantly wish Ezinma had been?

10. What does a palm tapper tap?

11. For what reason is Okonkwo exiled?

12. What are the outcasts required to do before they may join the church?

13. What is the name of Okonkwo’s second wife?

14. Where are the Christian women forbidden to go when the clan hears of the killing of a royal python?

15. What does Okonkwo do even though he is advised not to?

16. What crop is king for the Igbo?

17. When the Igbo refer to the “iron-horse,” what do they mean?

18. What is the polite name for leprosy among the Igbo?

19. When do the clan members share the kola nut?

20. In the allegory of Tortoise, what do the birds give to Tortoise?

21. What does Enoch do to provoke the rage of the clan?

22. How does Okonkwo die?

23. Why are the villagers happy when the locusts arrive?

24. What does Okonkwo fear most?

25. The title Things Fall Apart is taken from a poem by

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by adamracz95, March 03, 2013

What is the name of Okonkwo’s motherland?
(C) Mbanta

2. What holy animal does Okonkwo’s clan suspect the Christians have killed and eaten?
(B) A python

3. What is the name of the first missionary who comes to Umuofia?
(A) Mr. Brown

4. How many villages does Umuofia comprise?
(C) Nine

5. Whom did Okonkwo beat in his legendary wrestling match?
(D) Amalinze the Cat

6. In what country does Things Fall Apart take place?
(B) Nigeria

7. What do the inhabitants of Mban... Read more

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by nelsy10, March 18, 2014

things fall apart take place in the south of Africa;;; Nigeria
the ibo people believed in multiples gods
okonkwo its a tragic hero

Culture of the Igbo society in the light of the novel Things Fall Apart.

by touhidsm, May 06, 2014

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Answer: Things Fall Apart is a novel written in English by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. The novel depicts the life of Okonkwo, a leader and local wrestling champion in Umuofia - one of a fictional group of nine villages in Nigeria inhabited by the Igbo people. It focuses on his family and personal history, the customs and society of the Igbo and the influence of British colonialism and Christian m... Read more

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