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Things Fall Apart Quiz
UNOKA
IKEMEFUNA
OKONKWO
PALM WINE
Dies of swelling and in debt. Is left to rot in the Evil Fore…
Enjoys his friendship with Nwoye after getting over intense h…
Kills Ikemefuna though he was told not be be a part of the gr…
Is the drink tribesmen tap from trees.
UNOKA
Dies of swelling and in debt. Is left to rot in the Evil Fore…
IKEMEFUNA
Enjoys his friendship with Nwoye after getting over intense h…
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Vocabulary for Things Fall Apart
improvident
revered
capricious
brusqueness
lacking foresight; incautious
to regard with respect
erratic; subject to unpredictable change
abrupt in manner; blunt; rough
improvident
lacking foresight; incautious
revered
to regard with respect
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oracle (n.)
orator (n.)
ultimatum (n.)
resent (v.)
A wise person who communicates with gods and ancestors
a skilled public speaker
A demand or threat that is final
to be angry or upset about (someone or something that you thi…
oracle (n.)
A wise person who communicates with gods and ancestors
orator (n.)
a skilled public speaker
42 terms
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calabash
gourd
frond
harbinger
a gourd or the dried, hollowed-out shell of a gourd
a hard-shelled fruit, (e.g. squash, pumpkin)
an often large, divided leaf (e.g. fern, palm)
someone or something that makes a future event known [pronoun…
calabash
a gourd or the dried, hollowed-out shell of a gourd
gourd
a hard-shelled fruit, (e.g. squash, pumpkin)
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Reverend James Smith
ilo
proverb
ibo
Very strict Christian took over for the missionary Mr. Brown
village green where sports, meetings and festivals take place
A popular saying that is meant to express something wise or t…
Name of Okonkwo's tribal people and their language.
Reverend James Smith
Very strict Christian took over for the missionary Mr. Brown
ilo
village green where sports, meetings and festivals take place
Vocabulary for Things Fall Apart
improvident
revered
capricious
brusqueness
lacking foresight; incautious
to regard with respect
erratic; subject to unpredictable change
abrupt in manner; blunt; rough
improvident
lacking foresight; incautious
revered
to regard with respect
10 terms
Things Fall Apart 5
Mutilate
Malevolence
Listless
Resignation
To hurt or damage by cutting into, cutting off, or cutting out.
Ill will or evil intentions
lacking energy and enthusiasm
acceptance of fate
Mutilate
To hurt or damage by cutting into, cutting off, or cutting out.
Malevolence
Ill will or evil intentions
10 terms
Things Fall Apart 4
Plantains
Sheathed
Effeminate
Frond
tropical banana plants whose coarse fruit is eaten cooked
a covering, like a holster for a gun
having womanly traits
fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
Plantains
tropical banana plants whose coarse fruit is eaten cooked
Sheathed
a covering, like a holster for a gun
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Things Fall Apart #2
allegiance
prophesy
brandishing
tumult
the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government or of a sub…
to indicate beforehand
to shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish:
violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob;…
allegiance
the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government or of a sub…
prophesy
to indicate beforehand
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Things Fall Apart vocabulary
haggard
plaintive
mirth
prowess
appearing worn and exhausted; gaunt.
expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.
happiness or enjoyment, especially accompanied by laughter
extraordinary valor and ability in combat
haggard
appearing worn and exhausted; gaunt.
plaintive
expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.
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fibrous
calabash
frenzy
intoxicating
threadlike; stringy like some rope
containers made from dried gourds
wild excitement
exciting or stimulating
fibrous
threadlike; stringy like some rope
calabash
containers made from dried gourds
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Feign
Copiously
Solitary
Scald
To pretend
Large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful
being alone; lacking the company of others
To burn with hot liquid or steam
Feign
To pretend
Copiously
Large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful
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Perpetual
Malevolent
Idleness
Fatigue
Continuing forever
Evil
Not working; doing nothing
Extreme tiredness, exhaustion
Perpetual
Continuing forever
Malevolent
Evil
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Things Fall Apart
harmattan
improvident
kite
kola
a dry, dusty wind that blows from the Sahara to the Atlantic…
lacking foresight or thrift
a bird of the hawk family
an African tree whose nuts contain caffeine and yield a flavo…
harmattan
a dry, dusty wind that blows from the Sahara to the Atlantic…
improvident
lacking foresight or thrift
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Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo
Unoka
Okoye
Nwoye
Protagonist, well respected man in Umuofia, 3 wives, 2 barns…
Okonkwo's lazy, gentle, and idle father, debtor, good flute p…
Unoka's friend, good musician
Okonwo's first wife's son, converts to Christianity after bei…
Okonkwo
Protagonist, well respected man in Umuofia, 3 wives, 2 barns…
Unoka
Okonkwo's lazy, gentle, and idle father, debtor, good flute p…
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revered
audacity
ultimatum
impending
feel deep respect or admiration for (something).
rude, bold, brave, disrespectful behavior; impudence.
a final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which…
about to happen.
revered
feel deep respect or admiration for (something).
audacity
rude, bold, brave, disrespectful behavior; impudence.
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Harmattan
Haggard
Improvident
Cowries
A dry wind breeze normally on the West Coast of Africa
Worn out
Lacking foresight
The money system they use in West Africa
Harmattan
A dry wind breeze normally on the West Coast of Africa
Haggard
Worn out
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Things Fall Apart
harmattan
improvident
kite
kola
a dry, dusty wind that blows from the Sahara to the Atlantic…
lacking foresight or thrift
a bird of the hawk family
an African tree whose nuts contain caffeine and yield a flavo…
harmattan
a dry, dusty wind that blows from the Sahara to the Atlantic…
improvident
lacking foresight or thrift
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Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo
Unoka
Okoye
Nwoye
Protagonist, well respected man in Umuofia, 3 wives, 2 barns…
Okonkwo's lazy, gentle, and idle father, debtor, good flute p…
Unoka's friend, good musician
Okonwo's first wife's son, converts to Christianity after bei…
Okonkwo
Protagonist, well respected man in Umuofia, 3 wives, 2 barns…
Unoka
Okonkwo's lazy, gentle, and idle father, debtor, good flute p…
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"Things Fall Apart"
Wily
Improvident
Plaintive
Mirth
clever; deceptive
lacking foresight, not cautious
Expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
Happiness
Wily
clever; deceptive
Improvident
lacking foresight, not cautious
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Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo
Ikemefuna
Nwoye
Obikiera
An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Since he was a child h…
A boy given to Okonkwo by a neighboring village. Taken away a…
Okonkwo's oldest son. Okonkwo thinks he is weak and lazy and…
A close friend of Okonkwo's. His daughter has a wedding which…
Okonkwo
An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Since he was a child h…
Ikemefuna
A boy given to Okonkwo by a neighboring village. Taken away a…
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copyThings Fall Apart
Okonkwo
Okonkwo
Okonkwo
Nwoye
Throughout the book this character is generally aggressive bo…
Spends his whole life trying to clear his family's name by hi…
Kills his favorite son to keep himself from looking weak.
Forsakes his father to join the Christians because he is acce…
Okonkwo
Throughout the book this character is generally aggressive bo…
Okonkwo
Spends his whole life trying to clear his family's name by hi…
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Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
1890's Umuofia
Okonkwo
title
author
setting
fierce warrior, tragic hero (protagonist: lead character)
Things Fall Apart
title
Chinua Achebe
author
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Things Fall Apart 2
nno
nso-ani
nza
obi
welcome.
a religious offense of a kind abhorred by everyone, literally…
a very small bird
the large living quarters of the head of the family.
nno
welcome.
nso-ani
a religious offense of a kind abhorred by everyone, literally…
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agadi-nwayi
agbala
chi
efulefu
Old woman
Woman; also used of a man who has taken the title
Personal god
Worthless man
agadi-nwayi
Old woman
agbala
Woman; also used of a man who has taken the title
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Improvident
Haggard
Imperious
Emissary
failing to plan ahead financially
showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
an agent sent on a mission in advance
Improvident
failing to plan ahead financially
Haggard
showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
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Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo
Unoka
Nwoye
Ekwefi
Protagonist, well respected man in Umuofia, 3 wives, 2 barns…
Okonkwo's lazy, gentle, and idle father, debtor, good flute p…
Okonwo's first wife's son, converts to Christianity after bei…
Okonkwo's second wife, Ezinma's mother; Okonkwo shoots at her…
Okonkwo
Protagonist, well respected man in Umuofia, 3 wives, 2 barns…
Unoka
Okonkwo's lazy, gentle, and idle father, debtor, good flute p…
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Things Fall Apart Characters
Okonkwo
Nwoye
Ezinma
Ikemefuna
An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Since early childhood,…
Okonkwo's oldest son, whom Okonkwo believes is weak and lazy.
The only child of Okonkwo's second wife, Ekwefi. As the only…
A boy given to Okonkwo by a neighboring village. Ikemefuna li…
Okonkwo
An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Since early childhood,…
Nwoye
Okonkwo's oldest son, whom Okonkwo believes is weak and lazy.
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How long are Okonkwo and his family fo…
Okonkwo is driven to extreme behaviors…
Ikemefuna comes to Umuofia...
After three years, the clan of Umuofia…
7 years
He is terrified of failure
as a sacrifice from his clan to avoid war
killed
How long are Okonkwo and his family fo…
7 years
Okonkwo is driven to extreme behaviors…
He is terrified of failure
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English Things Fall Apart
Scramble for Africa
Chi
Colonialism
Decolonization
the popular name for the invasion, occupation, colonization a…
There are two clearly distinct meanings of the word chi in Ig…
the establishment, exploitation, maintenance, acquisition, an…
the undoing of colonialism, where a nation establishes and ma…
Scramble for Africa
the popular name for the invasion, occupation, colonization a…
Chi
There are two clearly distinct meanings of the word chi in Ig…
68 terms
Things Fall Apart Vocabulary
adherent
appease
approbation
arduous
(n) a follower of a leader, party, philosophy, or profession
(v) to pacify or to be conciliatory in a manner that sacrific…
(n) official approval, praise, commendation
(adj) very difficult to accomplish or to achieve, very demand…
adherent
(n) a follower of a leader, party, philosophy, or profession
appease
(v) to pacify or to be conciliatory in a manner that sacrific…
Things fall apart characters
Okonkwo
Anasis
Ekwefi
Ojiugo
protagonist- a great farmer and warrior, achieved highest tit…
first wife of Okonkwo, she has other wives in the compound th…
2nd wife of Okonkwo, loyal to her husband, his first wife, an…
3rd and the youngest wife of Okonkwo, has daughter Nkechi
Okonkwo
protagonist- a great farmer and warrior, achieved highest tit…
Anasis
first wife of Okonkwo, she has other wives in the compound th…
Things Fall Apart Vocabulary
Improvident
Plaintive
Discerned
Imperious
adj. without foresight; not thrifty; failing to plan ahead
adj. expressing sorrow; melancholy; mournful
v. detected or recognized
adj. assuming power or authority without justification; arrog…
Improvident
adj. without foresight; not thrifty; failing to plan ahead
Plaintive
adj. expressing sorrow; melancholy; mournful
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Vocabulary Things Fall Apart Test
Abomination
Deftly
Irony
Connote
something despised; extremely horrible
skillfully, done with skill
the opposite of what the reader expects
something beyond a literal (acutal) meaning
Abomination
something despised; extremely horrible
Deftly
skillfully, done with skill
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Things Fall Apart Characters
Okonkwo
Nwoye
Ezinma
Ikemefuna
An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Since early childhood,…
Okonkwo's oldest son, whom Okonkwo believes is weak and lazy.
The only child of Okonkwo's second wife, Ekwefi. As the only…
A boy given to Okonkwo by a neighboring village. Ikemefuna li…
Okonkwo
An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Since early childhood,…
Nwoye
Okonkwo's oldest son, whom Okonkwo believes is weak and lazy.
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Things fall apart 3
Wherewithal
Openhanded
Sacrament
Mean
Means with which to do something (n)
Generous or liberal (adj)
A rite (n)
Small minded and stingy (adj)
Wherewithal
Means with which to do something (n)
Openhanded
Generous or liberal (adj)
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kite
kola
intricate
cowries
a bird of the hawk family
an African tree whose nuts contain caffeine and yield a flavo…
complex; elaborately detailed; hard to follow
brightly colored, glossy mollusk shells used as money in part…
kite
a bird of the hawk family
kola
an African tree whose nuts contain caffeine and yield a flavo…
Things Fall Apart
Improvident
Orator
Ultimatum
Capricious
unsuccesful
speaker
a demand or offer
unpredictable
Improvident
unsuccesful
Orator
speaker
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The event that influenced Ekwefi's fee…
Which animal is sacred to the Ibos?
The iron horse is?
Mbanta is the village where
The wrestling match with the Cat (Amalinze)
Python
a Bicycle
Okonkwo had to flee to. His "mother land".
The event that influenced Ekwefi's fee…
The wrestling match with the Cat (Amalinze)
Which animal is sacred to the Ibos?
Python
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Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo
Ikemefuna
Nwoye
Obikiera
An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Since he was a child h…
A boy given to Okonkwo by a neighboring village. Taken away a…
Okonkwo's oldest son. Okonkwo thinks he is weak and lazy and…
A close friend of Okonkwo's. His daughter has a wedding which…
Okonkwo
An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Since he was a child h…
Ikemefuna
A boy given to Okonkwo by a neighboring village. Taken away a…
14 terms
Things Fall Apart 2015
Taciturn
Malicious
Innuendo
Affront
Adj - not talkative, reluctant to join conversation
Adj - evil, wicked
Noun - an indirect hint or reference, usually negative
Noun - an open insult
Taciturn
Adj - not talkative, reluctant to join conversation
Malicious
Adj - evil, wicked
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Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo
Iguedo
Umuofia Clan
Amalinze
Wealthy, respected warrior.
Okonkwo's village.
Lower Nigerian tribe.
The "cat."
Okonkwo
Wealthy, respected warrior.
Iguedo
Okonkwo's village.
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Things Fall Apart Vocabulary
adherent
appease
approbation
arduous
(n) a follower of a leader, party, philosophy, or profession
(v) to pacify or to be conciliatory in a manner that sacrific…
(n) official approval, praise, commendation
(adj) very difficult to accomplish or to achieve, very demand…
adherent
(n) a follower of a leader, party, philosophy, or profession
appease
(v) to pacify or to be conciliatory in a manner that sacrific…
15 terms
Things Fall Apart Characters
Okonkwo
Unoka
Nwoye
Ikemefuna
The central character of Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo's father
Okonkwo's oldest son
14 year old boy given to Umuofia by a neighboring village to…
Okonkwo
The central character of Things Fall Apart
Unoka
Okonkwo's father
13 terms
Things Fall Apart #2
Capricious
malevolent
idelness
incipient
ADJ. FICKLE, N. INCLINATION TO CHANGE ONE'S MIND COMPULSIVELY
(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
the state or quality of being lazy (noun)
beginning to come into being or to become apparent (adj.)
Capricious
ADJ. FICKLE, N. INCLINATION TO CHANGE ONE'S MIND COMPULSIVELY
malevolent
(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
10 terms
Things Fall Apart 1
Nigeria
proverb
protagonist
dramatic foil
A country in Africa; 尼日利亚
A simple saying known by many people, that shows a truth base…
The main character in a story;主人公
A character with a different personality that makes our prota…
Nigeria
A country in Africa; 尼日利亚
proverb
A simple saying known by many people, that shows a truth base…
35 terms
Things Fall Apart
Improvident
Orator
Ultimatum
Capricious
Unsuccessful
Speaker
A demand or offer
Unpredictable
Improvident
Unsuccessful
Orator
Speaker
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Improvident
Orator
Ultimatum
Capricious
Unsuccessful
Speaker
Demand
Unpredictable
Improvident
Unsuccessful
Orator
Speaker
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Things Fall Apart 2
masculine
feminine
authority
turning point
something manly
something womanly
to have power and position over other people
the key moment when something changes
masculine
something manly
feminine
something womanly
17 terms
Things Fall Apart
Esoteric
Orators
Malevolence
Notorious
Secretive
Public speakers
Harm or evil
Famous for something bad
Esoteric
Secretive
Orators
Public speakers
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