Things Fall Apart: Chapter 1 Summary


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In Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo initially becomes famous for what reason?

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1. In Things Fall Apart, what is the most accurate way to describe Okonkwo's attitude?

2. In Things Fall Apart, rather than social standing or possessions, Okonkwo's father Unoka prefers to focus on what things?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chapter 1 of Things Fall Apart concerns the main character, Okonkwo, his social standing, and the kind of person he is. This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of Okonkwo and why he is the way he is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will cover the following:

  • Why Okonkwo becomes famous
  • Okonkwo's attitude
  • Unoka's focuses in life
  • The reason Okoye calls on Unoka
  • Who Ikemefune is

Skills Practiced

These assets will use the following skills

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Chapter 1 of Things Fall Apart
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Okonkwo's family and how it impacts his personality
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Unoka and how his personality differs from Okonkwo's

Additional Learning

Chapter 1 of Things Fall Apart serves as an introduction for the novel's main character, Okonkwo. To learn more, review the lesson called Things Fall Apart Chapter 1 Summary, which discusses the following:

  • Where Okonkwo lives
  • What Okoye discusses with Unoka
  • Okonkwo's skills and how his position affects him