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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the prologue, Aidoo explains this treaty that binds the people of Ghana to the white men.
(a) 1844 Fanti.
(b) Bond of 1844.
(c) Bond of 1845.
(d) The Bond of the 1800s.

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

3. What is the voice of the old man and woman supposed to represent in terms of the village?
(a) The whole of the village.
(b) Anowa's grandparents.
(c) Tribe ghosts.
(d) A type of godly figure.

4. Which of the following does not accurately describe Osam's character, as he is identified in the prologue?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Distant.
(c) Loving.
(d) Strong.

5. According to the village customs, being born a high priestess is ____________.
(a) A great tragedy.
(b) Frowned upon.
(c) Great responsibility.
(d) A high honor.

Short Answer Questions

1. By whom is a large part of Anowa's country ruled?

2. Who does Anowa's willfulness reflect on? As is typically seen in the villagers tradition.

3. What is the one oddity in the village, as described in the prologue?

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

5. According to the old woman, what does time do to children?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the old man say about the argument between Badua and Anowa?

2. What do the slave children say about Kofi Ako and Anowa?

3. What is Kofi Ako's reputation?

4. How does Anowa react to Kofi Ako's request that she buy a new dress?

5. What are Badua's thoughts on slave labor?

6. Describe what Kofi Ako and Anowa are doing at the beginning of Phase two.

7. What is Anowa's position on purchasing slave labor?

8. What do many people believe when they see Kofi Ako and Anowa working alongside each other?

9. What is the overarching theme of Phase one? Explain.

10. What is the function of Being-The-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt-And-Pepper, as described by Aidoo in the prologue?

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