The Role of Women in Things Fall Apart


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Which of the following statements is true regarding Things Fall Apart?

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1. When you see a woman character in Things Fall Apart, which of the following is probably true?

2. In Things Fall Apart, why does Okonkwo wait before going after Ezinma when Chielo takes her to the cave?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The overall role of women in Things Fall Apart is the subject of this quiz and worksheet combination. You will be asked about their roles in the household and how one character defies the roles established in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will see the following topics making an appearance on the quiz and worksheet:

  • The perception of women in the story
  • Okonkwo's decision to wait
  • Women's duties in the home
  • A woman's defiance of gender-based assumptions

Skills Practiced

  • Compare and contrast - compare the women in the story and see which one defies expectations
  • Information recall - remember why Okonkwo decides to wait before seeking Ezinma
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the portrayal of women in the story

Additional Learning

For further information, examine the lesson titled The Role of Women in Things Fall Apart. Inside, you can expect to see topics listed below:

  • Family life
  • Making assumptions
  • Implications of actions
  • Gender stereotypes