Things Fall Apart Chapter 2 Summary

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In Chapter 2 of Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, what is the name of the village that sends a young man and woman to Umuofia in order to avoid war?

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1. In Chapter 2 of Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, Umuofia is known as the most powerful village in the area for two reasons. One is for having very fierce warriors. What is the other?

2. In Chapter 2 of Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, what is it that makes Okonkwo so driven and hard-working?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Chapter 2 of Things Fall Apart, we learn more about why a young boy comes to live with Onkonkwo and how his personality informs how others think of him. This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of his character and the society he lives in.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will cover the following:

  • The village that sends a young man and woman to Umuofia
  • What two things Umuofia is known for
  • Why Okonkwo is so driven and hard-working
  • Okonkwo's son's name
  • The name of the boy Mbaino sends to Umuofia

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 2 of Things Fall Apart
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Okonkwo's relationships with others
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Umuofia's reputation

Additional Learning

In Chapter 2 of Things Fall Apart, we learn the ways that Okonkwo's life, personality, and village are all intertwined. For more, review the lesson called Things Fall Apart Chapter 2 Summary, in which the following topics are discussed:

  • Why Mbaino sends a young man and woman to Umuofia
  • For what reason the young man from Mbaino stays with Umuofia
  • How Okonkwo treats his wives and children
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