Things Fall Apart: Summary, Characters & Themes


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Which of the following provides the strongest motivation for Okonkwo?

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1. Which of the following are signs of manliness?

2. What is the major difference between Ikemefuna (the captive from the neighboring village) and Nwoye (Okonkwo's son)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Things Fall Apart' is a novel by Chinua Achebe, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the characters, plot and themes of the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Plot of 'Things Fall Apart'
  • Motivations and feelings of the characters
  • Themes of the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the book 'Things Fall Apart'
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Nwoye and Ikemefuna
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters, their actions, and the novel's themes

Additional Learning

To learn more about this novel, review the following lesson titled, 'Things Fall Apart': Summary, Characters & Themes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the story and characters of 'Things Fall Apart'
  • Analyze the themes of manliness, fate, and tradition
  • Understand how the main character clashes with change
  • Learn about the life and work of Chinua Achebe