Point of View in Things Fall Apart


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What is the definition of third-person omniscient point of view?

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1. Why did Achebe switch the point of view at the end of the novel Things Fall Apart?

2. Why does Chinua Achebe use third-person point of view in his novel Things Fall Apart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz asks you questions about the point of view from Things Fall Apart. You'll identify the novel's point of view and determine its effectiveness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll be required to:

  • Define the third-person omniscient point of view
  • Understand why the novel's point of view changes at the end
  • Assess why the author uses the third-person omniscient point of view
  • Identify the point of view that's best for speaking directly to an audience
  • Know why a story's narrator has power

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Things Fall Apart to determine why its point of view changes
  • Defining key concepts - be sure you can accurately define the third-person omniscient point of view
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the reason why author Chinua Achebe used the third-person omnicient point of view in Things Fall Apart

Additional Learning

To further understand this novel's point of view, you can read the related lesson named Point of View in Things Fall Apart. The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the differences between different points of view
  • Understand the novel's premise
  • Analyze quotes from Things Fall Apart