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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character in the play portrays the ideal woman figure in African culture?
(a) The girl slave.
(b) None.
(c) Anowa.
(d) Badua.

2. Who, in Phase one, makes the suggestion of Anowa becoming a high priestess?
(a) Anowa.
(b) Osam.
(c) Kofi Ako.
(d) Badua.

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

4. In what year does Aidoo write "Anowa"?
(a) 1983.
(b) 1970.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1974.

5. Who does Anowa bring her chores to when they are completed?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her father.
(c) The high priestess.
(d) Kofi Ako.

6. Where is Aidoo originally from, as stated in the prologue of the story?
(a) Zimbabwe.
(b) Morocco.
(c) Ghana.
(d) Somalia.

7. What does Badua say in response to Anowa insisting on helping Kofi Ako?
(a) She insists upon his laziness.
(b) She begins to understand Anowa's side.
(c) She points out his failures.
(d) She questions Anowa.

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

9. How does the other party react, when seeing the nature of the connection between Kofi Ako and Anowa in Phase one?
(a) The woman drops her tray.
(b) Osam yells loudly.
(c) Badua begins crying.
(d) The people ignore it.

10. Which political category best suits Anowa's character?
(a) Feminism.
(b) Libertarianism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Masochism.

11. Who asks Anowa to marry him in Phase one?
(a) Kofi Ako.
(b) The old man.
(c) No one.
(d) A young man from the village.

12. What aspect does the male part of Being-The-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt-And-Pepper take on according to Phase one of the text?
(a) Philosophical.
(b) Intellectual.
(c) Natural.
(d) Realist.

13. How many surviving children does Badua have?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

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

15. 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-Mouth-Of-The-Old-Man-And-Woman.
(c) Being-The-Big-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt.
(d) Being-The-Big-Hand-That-Feeds-You.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which African form of oral literature is Aidoo's play passed down from?

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 does Anowa tell her parents that she finally finds?

4. Which character in the story uses a system of projection/replacement as a way of making up for his/her shortcomings?

5. Which word best describes Badua's feelings upon hearing Anowa's news in Phase one, as can be seen in the text?

(see the answer keys)

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