Traditions in Things Fall Apart

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Who is supposed to break the kola nut, according to tradition in Things Fall Apart?

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1. Which of the following crops are men supposed to farm in Things Fall Apart?

2. Who tells the folk tales to the children in Things Fall Apart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The story of Things Fall Apart is told through the eyes of the British encountering African Umuofian culture for the first time. This assessment will help you determine your understanding of the cultural traditions explained in the text with questions regarding the common practices of African tribal cultures at this time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you judge how well you understand Umuofian tradition as it is presented in Things Fall Apart, including:

  • Marriage and death
  • Gender roles
  • Storytelling

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Things Fall Apart
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of cultural tradition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the many traditions of Umuofian culture

Additional Learning

To learn more about African tribal culture, review the lesson titled Traditions in Things Fall Apart. This goes into more details on the subject, including the Umuofians' ideas about:

  • Agriculture
  • Neighboring tribes
  • Burial practices
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