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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Aidoo select the time period to set the play?
(a) It is during her childhood.
(b) It is an important point in Ghanaian history.
(c) The date is used to mirror events in Britain.
(d) It is the time in which the legend is always set.

2. Which part of the landscape, as described in the prologue, balances out the lands?
(a) A river.
(b) A mountain.
(c) A lake.
(d) A valley.

3. How many generations of characters are presented in the prologue of the story?
(a) One.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

4. How many years past puberty is Anowa?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Seven.

5. At what point in Phase one, do the Old Man and woman appear?
(a) They are constant throughout.
(b) They are not present in Phase one.
(c) Toward the end.
(d) Toward the beginning.

6. Which character in the story uses a system of projection/replacement as a way of making up for his/her shortcomings?
(a) Kofi Ako.
(b) Anowa.
(c) Osam.
(d) Badua.

7. What does Anowa have to do in order to become a high priestess?
(a) Fast.
(b) Pray five times a day.
(c) Spend time in solitude.
(d) Apprentice.

8. What is the ultimate consequence of Anowa's behavior, as stated in the prologue?
(a) Reward.
(b) Abandonment.
(c) Disappointment.
(d) Death.

9. Who does the old woman have sympathy for by the end of Phase one?
(a) Osam.
(b) Badua.
(c) Kofi Ako.
(d) Anowa.

10. Who do the old man and old woman react with during Phase one?
(a) Badua.
(b) Anowa.
(c) Osam.
(d) No one.

11. Aidoo sets the prologue of the story in this place, setting the stage for the beginning of colonialism.
(a) Germany.
(b) Britain.
(c) Fantiland.
(d) France.

12. How many different approaches to life does Being-The-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt-And-Pepper take?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Several.
(d) Three.

13. What is the surest way for Badua to get Anowa to do something?
(a) To force it.
(b) To forbid it.
(c) To encourage it.
(d) To ignore it.

14. What is another name for the old man and the old woman?
(a) Being-The-Big-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt-And-Pepper.
(b) Being-The-Big-Hand-That-Feeds-You.
(c) Being-The-Big-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt.
(d) Being-The-Mouth-Of-The-Old-Man-And-Woman.

15. What does Anowa pack up during Phase one?
(a) Food.
(b) Money.
(c) Her belongings.
(d) Her clothes.

Short Answer Questions

1. As stated within the prologue, who do Kofi Ako and Anowa do business with?

2. Which character is at the center of the play?

3. Which of the following is not said to be included in the play?

4. In the prologue, Aidoo explains this treaty that binds the people of Ghana to the white men.

5. What type of tale is this play based from?

(see the answer keys)

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