Colonialism in Things Fall Apart


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In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, how does the title reflect the story?

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1. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, what is the ultimate goal of the colonizers?

2. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, how did the missionaries get the people to convert to Christianity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Things Fall Apart follows the story of an African man as he encounters English colonialism. This assessment will help you gauge your understanding of the theme of colonialism in the book Things Fall Apart.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about colonialism in Things Fall Apart, including the colonists':

  • Goals
  • Methods
  • Contribution
  • Impact on the main character of the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Things Fall Apart
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of colonialism and its significance to the book title
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Okonwko's realization of defeat

Additional Learning

Continue your studies of this book by reviewing the lesson titled Colonialism in Things Fall Apart. This goes more into details, such as:

  • First contact of the colonists
  • Conversion and backlash
  • Overview and analysis of the theme