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5. Find a proverb about a newly married man.
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S-16 Chapter Sixteen Vocabulary enthralled – spellbound callow – immature evangelists – Christian preachers benevolently – kindly 1. Why is Nwoye interested in the missionaries? 2. What is Okonkwo’s opinion of the white religion? Is there anything about the missionaries that the Ibo people like?
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S-17 Chapter Seventeen Vocabulary fetishes – objects of worship miscreant – villain; evildoer effeminate – behaving like a woman impotent – lacking power 1. Why do the Mbanta people begin to believe the white man’s religion has great power? How long do they wait for the Evil Forest to do its work? 2. How does the Ibo superstition about the birth of twins compel the first native woman to join the white man’s church? 3. How does Okonkwo react when he is told his son is attending the white man’s church? 4. Why is Okonkwo terrified that his other children will join Nwoye in the white man’s church? 5. What name does Okonkwo’s clan call him? How does this name help him to understand how he, a strong man, could father such a weak son?
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S-18 Chapter Eighteen Vocabulary caste – group in society wavering – shaking adherents – believers atonement – amends blasphemous – sacrilegious ostracize – to exile derision – mockery, disrespect 1. Who are the osu? How do they cause trouble for the new white church? 2. Who triggers a new conflict between the clan and the white church? What does Okonkwo want to do to solve it? What does he think of the clan’s final solution? 3. Why does the clan ultimately relent on their sanctions against the members of the white church?
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S-19 Chapter Nineteen Vocabulary tuber – edible root wherewithal – ability 1. Find a proverb in this chapter explaining why men are superior to animals. 2. What overall message or theme for this story is stated at the end of this chapter by one of the elders in the clan?
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S-20 PART THREE Chapter Twenty Vocabulary irreparable – cannot be repaired resilient – flexible arrogant – a feeling of superiority 1. In what ways does Ezinma demonstrate her loyalty to her father? 2. How has the church strengthened its position in Umuofia during Okonkwo’s absence? 3. Who are the kotma? Why are they corrupt? 4. When Okonkwo returns home he wants to stand against the white man and force him out of the community. Obierika says it is too late because, “He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.” (Pg. 176) What has fallen apart, and why does Obierika think it is useless to fight the white men? 5. What was the attitude of the white men who came to Umuofia regarding the language and culture of the people?
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S-21 Chapter Twenty-One Vocabulary dispensation – exemption akin – similar to expedient – the means to an end singlets – undershirts zeal - enthusiasm 1. How is Mr. Brown different from the white missionary in Okonkwo’s motherland? What does he do to encourage the clan to send their children to his school?
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