Igbo Religion in Things Fall Apart: Examples & Quotes


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In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, how does an agrarian society play a role in the acceptance of Christianity?

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1. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, how did the missionaries feel about the Igbo gods?

2. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, why is Okonkwo so upset with his son for becoming a Christian?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The conflict between the Igbo peoples and the Christians in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart plays a key role in the story. Complete this assessment to find out how much you know about this conflict and why it is so important to the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment was made to test your knowledge of:

  • The faith of the agrarian society of the Igbo
  • Missionaries' feelings toward the Igbo gods
  • How Okonkwo feels about his son turning to Christianity
  • Importance of the twenty-eight day mark
  • Why the Igbo people are resistant to converting to Christianity

Skills Practiced

This assessment will also test your abilities of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Things Fall Apart lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of polytheism and monotheism to understand the conflict between the Christian missionaries and the Igbo people
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to accurately answer questions about Okonkwo and his concern over his son converting to Christianity

Additional Learning

To review the events that outline the religious conflict in Things Fall Apart, complete the lesson Igbo Religion in Things Fall Apart: Examples and Quotes. From this lesson you will gain a better understanding of:

  • The ancestors of the Igbo religion
  • Interactions between the Igbo people and the missionaries
  • Why the Igbo people fear the meddling of the missionaries
  • How all of this affects Okonkwo's family