Ikemefuna in Things Fall Apart


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1. In the novel Things Fall Apart, the character of Ikemefuna comes to Umuofia because _____.

2. In the novel Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo grows more fond of Ikemefuna, the boy he takes into his home, than his own son, Nwoye. What is NOT a reason for this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Things Fall Apart' is a novel by Chinua Achebe and is considered the foremost example of African literature. Check your knowledge of one of the significant characters in the book, Ikemefuna. Questions focus on background information on the novel as well as Ikemefuna's individual story-line.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information assessed includes:

  • Why Ikemefuna comes to Umuofia
  • The reasons Okonkwo favors Ikemefuna over Nwoye
  • Ikemefuna's death

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Igbo people
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to name the character who never forgives Okonkwo for taking part in Ikemefuna's death
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart'

Additional Learning

Learn more about one of the important characters in 'Things Fall Apart' by reviewing the lesson titled Ikemefuna in 'Things Fall Apart.' The objectives covered include:

  • Understand what a character foil is
  • Know how long Ikemefuna is in Umuofia
  • Review the effect Iekemfuna's presence has on Okonkwo