Questions with short answers of the novel “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe

Why does not Okonkwo have patience with his father?

Okonkwo does not have any patience with his father because he is a lazy man and indebted person, drinking and marry making is his doing.

What is Okonkwo’s reputation in his village?

Okonkwo is well reputed in his village and also in neighbour villages. He is a famous wrestler, warrior and prosperous person in these villages.

Who is “Agbala” in the novel Things Fall Apart?

Agbala is the priestess of caves and oracles. When Ezenma was sick the priestess of Agbala took her to caves and returned as healthy.

Who is “Ojiugo” in the novel Things Fall Apart?

Ojiugo is the third wife of Okonkwo. Once Okonkwo beaten her during the holy week.

When does Okonkwo beat his youngest wife?

Okonkwo beaten his youngest wife Ojiugo during the holy week.


Who is Ikemefuna in the novel Things Fall Apart?

Ikemefuna is a young boy came under the care of Okonkwo in reconciliation between two villages Mbaino and Umofia.

Why Okonkwo never shown any emotion openly?

Okonkwo has never shown any emotion openly because he has fear be shown as feminine.

Tell the reason of Okonkwo’s exile?

The reason of Okonkwo’s exile is the murder of the young boy by the Okonkwo,s accidental fire.

How Ikemefuna died?

Ikemefuna was sacrificed as the religious relics of Igbo religion. He was moving a pot on his head and killed by Okonkwo.

How Mr. Browne died?

Mr. Browne was died in the church which was burnt by the natives.

Who was sent to replace Mr. Browne?

Mr. Smith who was a harsh person, was sent to replace the Mr. Browne.


In Umofia, how people come to know that someone is dead?

In Umofia the drum was beaten when someone is died in the village.

What happened when locusts arrive?

When locusts arrived the natives catch and boiled, dry and then eat it and also stored for future.

What was Uchendu’s advice to Okonkwo?

Uchendu advised Okonkwo that he lived with him and cast yams up till his exile ends.

What was the name of the murdering clan?

Mbaino was the name of the murdering clan.

What was Okonkwo’s tragic flaw?

Okonkwo’s tragic flaw is his pride, arrogance and fear of feminine etc.


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