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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart Overview Quiz

Told in three parts, this novel explores the conflicts and tensions within Nigeria's Igbo society and the changes colonial rule and Christianity bring about. Be sure you recall how the characters adapt, or fail to do so, by taking the eNotes quiz for Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

  1. Why is Okonkwo exiled?

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  2. What crop does Okonkwo lose, first to drought, then to rain?

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  3. What does Okoye ask Unoka to return?

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  4. What upsetting announcement is made by Ogbuefi Ezeudu to the thousands of men gathered in the marketplace?

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  5. What animals are considered “holy”?

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  6. How does Unoka welcome Okoye?

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  7. “A Changeling Child” is called a:

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  8. What does Okonkwo accuse Ekwefi of doing?

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  9. Who is the first missionary to arrive in Umuofia?

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  10. In order to join the church, “outcasts” must:

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