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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do the old man and old woman react with during Phase one?

2. Which character "wasshes their hands" of Anowa in phase 1?

3. What is the name of the village, in which "Anowa" takes place?

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

5. How many years are men asking for Anowa's hand in marriage, as stated in the prologue?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the old man described in the prologue, and how is he described?

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

3. Why is difference, or oddity, believed to be such a threat in the Yebi village, as can be deduced from the prologue?

4. Who is the old woman described in the prologue, and how is she described?

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

6. What is Kofi Ako's reputation?

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

8. What does Kofi Ako decide to do with Anowa in Phase three? What is his reasoning?

9. Why does Anowa vow to never return to Yebi?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Given Anowa's refusal to marry a man who is chosen for her, what is said about the values placed on love within the confines of the story?

Essay Topic 2

How is Anowa introduced to the reader? Is she presented in a negative light? Positive light? Is there any foreshadowing in her introduction?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of the male-female relationship present throughout the play? What does Aidoo use this relationship to represent? Explain.

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