African Literature Writing Quiz: Colonialism and Its Effects

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According to Obierika, what does the white man say about their customs?

They are bad and need to be changed

What does Obierika suggest about the white man's approach with his religion?

It was peaceful and quiet

How does Obierika describe the impact of the white man's arrival on their clan?

It caused division and weakness

What term does Edward Said use to describe the colonialism's approach?

Civilizing mission

How did colonialism convince the minority, outcasts, and women to accept them?

By portraying them as backward and in need of the colonizer

Who is the speaker of the quoted lines and what is he expressing about the impact of colonialism on their customs and unity?

The speaker is Obierika, and he is expressing how the white man's arrival with his religion has caused division and disintegration within their clan, undermining their customs and unity.

How does Obierika describe the approach of the white man with his religion and its impact on their people?

Obierika describes the white man's approach as quiet, peaceable, and clever. He explains that the white man has won over their brothers and caused their clan to fall apart by undermining their unity and traditions.

What does Chinua Achebe suggest about the working of colonialism through the quoted lines?

Chinua Achebe suggests that colonialism works by convincing the people that they are backward, in need of the colonizer, and in need of civilization. It uses lies and manipulation to justify its presence as a 'civilizing mission'.

What term does Edward Said use to describe the approach of colonialism, as related to the text?

Edward Said uses the term 'Civilizing mission' to describe the approach of colonialism, reflecting how it presents itself as a means of helping and developing the colonized people, while in reality undermining their traditions and unity.

How did colonialism convince minority groups, outcasts, and women to accept its presence?

Colonialism convinced minority groups, outcasts, and women to accept its presence by portraying them as uncivilized, criminal, and uneducated, and then offering to 'help' them through education and civilization. This manipulation won their loyalty.

Test your knowledge of African literature and colonialism with this quiz. Analyze the impact of colonialism on traditional customs and societies, as depicted in the given excerpt.

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