Themes in Things Fall Apart


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Which of the following is NOT a theme of Things Fall Apart?

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1. What is a theme in a literary work?

2. With the theme of tradition in Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe brings to light _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several themes present in Things Fall Apart, and this quiz and worksheet will help you estimate your knowledge of them. You will have to identify them and their importance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Point Chinua Achebe's theme of tradition highlights in Things Fall Apart
  • Example of the significance of family in the novel
  • Theme not that of Things Fall Apart
  • Definition of a theme in a piece of literature
  • Main focus of the Igbo religion in Things Fall Apart

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related themes lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of specific themes in Things Fall Apart
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Igbo religion in the novel

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the use of themes by reviewing the accompanying lesson Themes in Things Fall Apart. The lessons will help you accomplish the following objectives:

  • Understand the aspects of the Igbo culture that are revealed through the novel's themes
  • Know the definition of polygamy
  • Discover how Okonkwo displayed his respect for tradition
  • Explore Okonkwo's beliefs about honor