The Kola Nut in Things Fall Apart


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As seen in Things Fall Apart, the kola nut is usually presented by whom to whom?

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1. In Things Fall Apart, and in Igbo culture in general, the ritual of the kola nut is which of the following?

2. As we see in Things Fall Apart, the kola nut ritual is common. Which of the following modern-day gestures are comparable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the kola nut ritual and the role it plays in Things Fall Apart by completing these assessments. Some of the information you will be quizzed on includes what the ritual symbolizes as well as comparing it to modern day practices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on the following from Things Fall Apart:

  • Modern day gestures similar to kola nut rituals
  • Significance of the emphasis of the kola nut ritual
  • What the kola nut ritual is in Igbo culture

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why one of the tribe elders rejects Okonkwo's offering of a kola nut
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the presentation of the kola nut
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the how the kola nut is used in Things Fall Apart

Additional Learning

Learn more about the cultural practices discussed in Chinua Achebe's novel by completing the lesson titled The Kola Nut in Things Fall Apart. Objectives covered include:

  • Define ritual
  • Understand the kola nut ritual
  • Review Okonkwo's fault