The Week of Peace in Things Fall Apart


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To the Igbo, what is the purpose of the Week of Peace in Things Fall Apart?

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1. In Things Fall Apart, what does Okonkwo do that breaks the sacred peace?

2. Which of the following statements is true regarding the Week of Peace in Things Fall Apart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Each event within Things Fall Apart shapes the course of the plot, and this quiz will determine what you understand concerning the events that occurred during the week of peace. Questions on the quiz ask about the significance of this week as well as how the actions of the main characters highlight certain themes within the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With the help of these assessment tools, you can judge how much you remember about:

  • The reason for the week of peace
  • Okonkwo's action that breaks the peace
  • Week of peace incident and patterns in the text
  • Overarching themes concerning this incident

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to exercise the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about patterns in the novel in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the significance of the week of peace and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Okonkwo did to break the peace

Additional Learning

Discover more information about this topic in the related lesson, The Week of Peace in Things Fall Apart. Answers to the quiz can be found within this lesson, as well as the following information:

  • Further insight into Okonkwo's character
  • Okonkwo's penance
  • Main practices during the week of peace