Things Fall Apart and Chapter
Things Fall Apart Part One Chapter One
1. Page # ______ List 4 physical attributes that separate Okonkwo’s look from that of the other males in his town.
2. Page # ______ How did Okonkwo bring honor to his town as a boy?
3. Page # ______ What other accomplishments make him an essential man?
4. Page # ______ Why does Okonkwo have no perseverance with his own father, Unoka?
5. Page # ______ What good qualities does Unoka have, that his son stops working to appreciate?
1. Page # ______ How does Okonkwo declare his greatness as a warrior to individuals of his village?
2. Page # ______ What is the “regular course of action” when a member of a neighboring clan murders one of the Ibo?
3. Page # ______ How does the oracle of the hills and the cave prevent the powerful Umuofia from fighting with their next-door neighbors?
4. Page # ______ Why does Okonkwo behave as a harsh male when, “perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo is not a harsh man” (13 )?
5. Page # ______ Briefly explain the physical design of Okonkwo’s compound.
6. Page # ______ What does the reader learn about Ikemefuna’s fate by the end of the second chapter? What literary term is used?
1. Page # ______ Explain the entrance to the shrine called Agbala.
2. Page # ______ How does a worshipper get a message from the gods?
3. Page # ______ What is a chi?
4. Page # ______ Describe the customized of wine sharing presented in this chapter.
5. Page # ______ Why does Okonkwo not listen to his daddy’s words?
6. Page # ______ List the crops that the females are accountable for in the Ibo clan.
1. Page # ______ What are Ikemefuna’s unique skills that make him popular with Nwoye?
2. Page # ______ What is the value of the week of peace to the Ibo clan?
3. Page # ______ In the past how did the clan penalize a man for breaking the peace?
4. Page # ______ What is Okonkwo’s punishment?
5. Page # ______ What sentence in this chapter shows that Nwoye’s life is significantly influenced by Ikemefuna’s existence in their household?
1. Page # ______ Why is Ani the most essential divine being in the lives of the Ibo individuals? What is the New Yam Celebration?
2. Page # ______ What story is always told at the New Yam Celebration? Why is it an example of a legend?
3. Page # ______ In what ways do you think Okonkwo’s 2nd better half both aspects and dislikes her spouse?
4. Page # ______ What is the purpose of the drums beating the day of the New Yam Festival?
5. Page # ______ What might these drums represent?
6. Page # ______ What does Okonkwo say to slam his daughter Ezinma, despite the fact that he really is fond of her?
7. Page # ______ Why do you believe he is so extreme?
1. Page # ______ Why do you think Ezinma’s mom states to the priestess” Maybe she has concerned remain”?
1. Page # ______ How is the Nwoye altered after Ikemefuna’s arrival?
2. Page # ______ What advice does Ezeudu give to Okonkwo regarding Ikemefuna’s Death?
3. Page # ______ Why does Okonkwo kill Ikemefuna?
4. Page # ______ How does this action likewise damage his relationship with his child Nwoye?
1. Page # ______ How does Okonkwo feel about his role in Ikemefuna’s death?
2. Page # ______ What do we find out about the function of ladies in the Ibo Society by the death of Ogbuefi Ndulue?
3. Page # ______ Why is Obierika sometimes sorry he has the title of ozo?
4. Page # ______ How is Akueke’s bride-to-be cost settled?
5. Page # ______ What do the Ibo individuals think of white guys in basic?
6. Page # ______ What other proof has there remained in the story showing the presence of white males in Nigeria?
1. Page # ______ What is the ogbanje?
2. Page # ______ How does Okonkwo deal with it?
3. Page # ______ What does the medicine guy do to ensure Ezinma does not return to the spirit world?
4. Page # ______ What proof exists that male children are important to Ibo ladies?
Chapter 10 Who were the egwugwu?
1. Page # ______ Why exist nine of them?
2. Page # ______ What is the decision of the egwugwu when it comes to Uzowulu and his runaway partner?
1. Page # ______ What is the ethical lesson taught by the fable of the tortoise?
2. Page # ______ Why do you believe Okonkwo comes to the shrine?
3. Page # ______ How does Ekwefi feel about his presence there?
1. Page # ______ Briefly explain how the Ibo ladies fix the issue of a cow trespassing in a next-door neighbor’s crops.
2. Page # ______ List the actions the bride-to-be’s household follows for her uri event.
1. Page # ______ Why do you think a” cold shiver ran down Okonkwo’s back as he kept in mind the last time the old guy” Ezeudu visited him (121 )?
2. Page # ______ Briefly explain the funeral service of the great warrior, Ezeudu.
3. Page # ______ How does a warrior become one of the” lords” of the clan?
4. Page # ______ Why must Okonkwo leave the clan?
5. Page # ______ A terrible flaw is flaw of character which causes the downfall of the lead character. What do you think is Okonkwo’s tragic flaw?
6. Page # ______ With which custom-mades of the clan does Obierika not concur?
7. Page # ______ How does the following proverb discuss the extreme punishment given to Okonkwo? “As the seniors stated, if one finger brought oil it soiled the others” (125 )?
Sequel Chapter Fourteen
1. Page # ______ Why does Okonkwo sit in a “silent half-sleep” (131 )?
2. Page # ______ Briefly describe the last isa-ifi marriage ceremony.
3. Page # ______ Why is a woman reminded her kinsmen to be buried?
1. Page # ______ Why does the Abame clan kill the white male?
2. Page # ______ What evidence exists in this chapter that the clans do not comprehend the white male’s way of life?
3. Page # ______ Support or refute the following statement: The white men do not need to know anything about the clan’s culture because they believe it is inherently inferior, and not worth learning about.
1. Page # ______ Why is Nwoye thinking about missionaries?
2. Page # ______ What is Okonkwo’s opinion of the white religion?
3. Page # ______ Exists anything about missionaries that the Ibo people like?
1. Page # ______ Why do the Mbanta individuals start to think the white man’s religion has excellent power?
2. Page # ______ How long do they await wicked forest to do its work?
3. Page # ______ How does the Ibo superstition about the birth of twins force the first native lady to sign up with the white male’s church?
4. Page # ______ How does Okonkwo respond when he is told his child is attending the white male’s church?
5. Page # ______ Why is Okonkwo horrified that his other kids will join Nwoye in the white male’s church?
6. Page # ______ What name does Okonkwo’s clan call him?
7. Page # ______ How does this name help him understand how he, a strong male, could dad such a weak son?
1. Page # ______ Who are the osu?
2. Page # ______ How do they cause trouble for the new white church?
3. Page # ______ Who activates a brand-new conflict in between the clan and the white church?
4. Page # ______ What does Okonkwo wish to do to solve it? What does he think about the clan’s last solution?
5. Page # ______ Why does the clan ultimately relent on their sanctions versus the members of the white church?
1. Page # ______ What general message or style for this story is stated at the end of this chapter by one of the seniors in the clan?
1. Page # ______ At the end of chapter 20, Obierka states “we have fallen apart.” What has broken down and why can’t they do anything about it?
2. Page # ______ What is the attitude of the white men who come to Umuofia concerning the language and culture of the people?
1. Page # ______ The God Chukwu is identified in this chapter. In what way is he similar to Mr. Brown’s god?
2. Page # ______ Why does Mr. Brown object to the way the people praise their god?
3. Page # ______ Who is the District Commissioner and what are the kotma?
1. Page # ______ Explain Mr. Smith’s overzealousness in his mindset toward the Ibo.
2. Page # ______ Explain why the act of burning the church is “too little, far too late” to conserve the people from destruction.
1. Page # ______ How does the District Commissioner violate his own law in his treatment of the detainees?
2. Page # ______ What indignities do the prisoners suffer?
1. Page # ______ What does Okonkwo decide to do if the clan chooses not to go to war with the white males?
2. Page # ______ Why is so important that Okonkwo stop the messenger from separating the meeting?
3. Page # ______ How does he understand that the clan will now not fight?
1. Page # ______ Why is it ironic that other clan members can not touch Okonkwo’s body?
2. Page # ______ To what level can Okonkwo’s death be thought about tragic? Think about Aristotle’s definition: “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of certain magnitude. Tragedy activates 2 feeling– pity and terror.
3. Page # ______ What does the District Commissioner’s attitude about Okonkwo’s death tell us about the future of the Ibo society. Why?
General: Complete with chapter 25 questions Evaluation each style and briefly examine how it connects to the ending of the novel. Quote and cite examples to support your view.
1. The only certainty in the world is modification. Ultimately, all things should pass.
2. A person’s and a society’s advancement depends upon cultivating opposite virtues.
3. Worry plays a major role in people’s choices.
4. Fate can ruin the strategy of even the strongest and most identified people.