Things Falls Apart Chapter 1-13 quiz

Agbala

The oracle/ Goddess who is the keeper of the hills and the cave

Ani

The Earth Goddess who plays a big part in this society's agriculture

Ikemefuna

Given to Umuofia by Mbaino, Okonkwo takes care of him, establishes a strong relationship with Nwoye, Oracle says he must die and Okonkwo slashes him down

Ekwefi

Okonkwo's second wife, Ezinma's mother

Nwakibie

A wealthy clansmen who takes a chance on Okonkwo by lending him 800 seed yams�twice the number for which Okonkwo asks. Nwakibie thereby helps Okonkwo build up the beginnings of his personal wealth, status, and independence.

Obierika

Okonkwo's best friend, good for Okonkwo for he is wise and responsible but he is not influential on Okonkwo

Okonkwo

An influential clan leader in Umuofia. Has three wives and their children. He behaves rashly, bringing a great deal of trouble and sorrow upon himself and his family.

Unoka

Okonkwo's lazy, gentle, and idle father, debtor, good flute player, scared of blood, failure

Amalinze

called the Cat; a great wrestler who is thrown by Okonkwo

Chielo

A village widow who is also the priestess of Agbala. Speaks for the oracle

Egwugwu

elders of the village who impersonate ancestor spirits

Enzinma

Ekwefi's daughter. Ezinma is also Okonkwo's favorite child, for she understands him better than any of his other children and reminds him of Ekwefi. Furthermore, he wishes that Ezinma were a boy because she would have been the perfect son.

Nwoye

Okonwo's first wife's son, lazy like his grandfather

Ogbuefi Ezeudu

Oldest man in Umuofia, tells news from the Oracle about Ikemefuna, suddenly dies, had three of the four titles, well respected, large warrior funeral

Ojiugo

Okonkwo's third and youngest wife, and the mother of Nkechi. Okonkwo beats Ojiugo during the Week of Peace.

Umuofia

Okonkwo's village

Mbaino

A young woman was killed at the marketplace, and an ultimatum was given to this town asking for a virgin and a young man to be killed later on.

Week of Peace

held before crops are planted in order for there to be a good harvest, no violence for a week

Feast of the New yam

An annual cultural festival by the Igbo people held at the end of the rainy season in early August.

Kola nut

food used to greet visitors and guests

Marriage in Umuofia

Uri, men can have more than one wife, look wealthy

Warrior Funeral

Egwugwu dressed weird, celebration of life, set of guns and drums.

Religion

Igbo gods are based on agriculture, so their society wants to praise their gods out of fear of destruction from them

Twins

Said to be a bad omen and a curse to the birthmother. They are "thrown away" which really means left to die in the evil forest

The locusts

Appear in village and are symbols for the missionaries that began to spread religion in Africa

Ibo system of Justice

Egwugwu act as a court system. It is unfair and leans towards the men's sides

Evil Forest

leader of egwugwu, and a sacred place where sick men are taken to die, twins are killed and left there, land is reserved for the gods, no buildings or farming there, leftover medicines are left there too, Unoka was left there to die.

Proverb definition

a short saying that expresses a well-known truth or fact

Proverb example

Let the kite perch and let the eagle perch too

Proverb importance

add new language and interest to text

Simile definition

A comparison of two unlike things using like or as

Simile example

The bird flew as high as a kite

Simile importance

Show readers a comparison so they can better understand and interpret the phrase or text

Epigraph definition

a quotation set at the beginning of a literary work or one of its divisions to suggest its theme

Epigraph in the novel; explination

references a character in the story and describes the darkening of the earth and states that things fall apart which is what happens in the novel

Folktale definition

A story originating in popular culture, passed down through generations by word of mouth

Folktale in the novel; explination

the folktale shows greed and teaches a lesson about karma and greed