Things Fall Apart Chapters 1-2

Who is the main character? Okonkwo
What is the setting of the novel? Africa
Who is the author of the novel? Chinua Achebe
Characterize Okonkwo. ambitious, violent, mean
Who is Okonkwo’s father? Unoka
What is the name of Okonkwo’s village? Umuofia
Characterize Unoka. lazy, unsuccessful
What is significant about kola? shows respect to those you share it with
What is regarded highly among the Ibo? conversation
How are men judged? by their own achievements
Why does Okonkwo get custody of Ikemefuna? He is important in his tribe.
How is wealth determined? (3-4 things) yams, wives, titles,
Which literary device is the following quote an example of? Flutes sang Personification
Which literary device is the following quote an example of? Okonkwo was as slippery as fish in water Simile
Which literary device is the following quote an example of? But Unoka was such a man that he always succeeded in borrowing more, and piling up his debts characterization
How does Okonkwo feel about war? What does this reveal about his personality? He’s not afraid. He’s a man of action, unlike his father
What frightens the village people, even the brave? darkness
What is the normal course of action for wrong doings against the tribe? choose between going to war or offering a virgin and a young man
What is Umuofia powerful in? What is the result of this? war & medicine; nobody wants to fight them
How does the village decide whether or not to go to war? Consult the Oracle
What type of war does the village never engage in? war of blame
How does Okonkwo rule his household? with a heavy hand (he’s very strict)
What does the village fear? evil gods, the forest, forces of nature
What does Okonkwo fear? Why? to be like his father; he was unsuccessful
Characterize Nwoye. lazy
Which literary device is the following quote an example of? Sons of wild animals metaphor
Which literary device is the following quote an example of? Gome, gome, gome, gome onomatopoeia
Which value does the following quote demonstrate about the village? Darkness held a vague terror for these people, even the bravest among them. they are superstitious
Which value does the following quote demonstrate about the village? Accepted as such by the its Oracle—the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves Pagan religion
Which value does the following quote demonstrate about the village? That was how Okonkwo first came to know that agbala was not only another name for a woman, it could also mean a man who had taken no title men are highly regarded; typical masculine traits
What is a simile? comparison of two things using like or as
What is a metaphor? comparison of two things without using like or as
What is onomatopoeia? the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
What is personification? giving non-human objects human qualities
What is an allusion? an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference
What is characterization? an author introduces and describes a character
What is indirect characterization? an author shows us the character’s traits
What is direct characterization? an author tells us the character’s traits
This is an example of which type of characterization: Olaf saved Ana, demonstrating that he is selfless. indirect characterization: actions
This is an example of which type of characterization: Kid President gave an inspiring speech telling us to be awesome. indirect characterization: speech
This is an example of which type of characterization: Achebe wrote that Okonkwo is a very violent man. direct characterization

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