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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. This person typically is responsible for choosing a husband for the daughter.
(a) The old woman.
(b) The matchmaker.
(c) The mother.
(d) The father.

2. _____________ is the surest way of survival in the village that the characters live in.
(a) Marriage.
(b) Tradition.
(c) Farming.
(d) Independence.

3. Finish the statement, as seen in Phase one. Anowa ___________ to marry the men her parents choose.
(a) Is inclined.
(b) Wants.
(c) Refuses.
(d) Hopes.

4. What is another name for the coast on which the play is set?
(a) The Gold Coast.
(b) The Silver Coast.
(c) The Red Coast.
(d) The Anglican Coast.

5. What is the one oddity in the village, as described in the prologue?
(a) Anowa.
(b) The high priestess.
(c) Kofi Ako.
(d) The weather.

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

7. What type of relationships is the play built around?
(a) Mother-daughter.
(b) Woman-woman.
(c) Husband-wife.
(d) Male-female.

8. 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) Badua.
(d) Osam.

9. According to Kofi Ako's reputation with the village, he thinks himself to be __________.
(a) A con artist.
(b) Destined for greatness.
(c) Too handsome.
(d) Very intelligent.

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

11. In which year does the "Anowa" take place?
(a) 1900.
(b) 1825.
(c) 1874.
(d) 1970.

12. Which character is at the center of the play?
(a) Badua.
(b) The land.
(c) Anowa.
(d) The old man and woman.

13. How many young men propose to Anowa over the years?
(a) Five.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Not stated.

14. In what part of Africa does the "Anowa" take place?
(a) Nigeria.
(b) Sahara desert.
(c) Zimbabwe.
(d) Ghana coast.

15. As stated within the prologue, who do Kofi Ako and Anowa do business with?
(a) Americans.
(b) Kofi's family.
(c) White men.
(d) Slaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Aidoo originally from, as stated in the prologue of the story?

2. What word best describes the connection between Kofi Ako and Anowa, as seen toward the beginning of the play, according to the text?

3. What is another name for the old man and the old woman?

4. Which character in the story represents the antithesis of the ideal person, according to African tradition?

5. What is the voice of the old man and woman supposed to represent in terms of the village?

(see the answer keys)

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