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Which of the following might support the inference that Achebe …

  • Question 6b of 10 - Beliefs, Perspectives, and Assumptions in Things Fall Apart

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  • Question: Which of the following might support the inference that Achebe believes that it is important to strike a balance between being successful and enjoying life?
  • Answers:
  1. "Darkness held a vague terror for these people, even the bravest among them."
  2. "Unoka loved . . . the first kites that returned with the dry season, and the children who sang songs of welcome to them."
  3. "But [Okonkwo's] whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness. . . . It was the fear of himself, lest he should be found to resemble his father. . . ."
  4. "[Unoka] was poor and his wife and children had barely enough to eat."

The correct answer is: "Unoka loved . . . the first kites that returned with the dry season, and the children who sang songs of welcome to them," "But [Okonkwo's] whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness. . . . It was the fear of himself, lest he should be found to resemble his father. . . ." "[Unoka] was poor and his wife and children had barely enough to eat."

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