Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Chapter 1
1. Evaluate Okonkwo's reputation in the nine villages of Umuofia.
2. Do you think Okonkwo is justified in being ashamed of his father? Explain why.
3. Explain why Okoye, Unoka's friend, is considered a successful man.
4. Okonkwo's father dies in debt, with no titles to his name. Relate why Okonkwo does not have to worry that his father's reputation will be held against him.
Short Essay Question - Chapter 2
5. Compare the differences in the attitudes of the people of Umuofia with regard to a...
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