Anowa Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Anowa becoming a priestess brings ________ to the situation at hand.

2. How many of these relationship couplings are presented within the play?

3. What does Aidoo use to help in the construction of the play's characters?

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

5. Which is the first character that the audience meets?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Kofi Ako's reputation?

3. Describe Anowa's feelings on working alongside Kofi Ako.

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

5. How does Kofi Ako die?

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

7. Because of the "glue" that shapes the Yebi village, why does that make Anowa's character even more problematic?

8. As can be seen throughout Phase one, what is the surest way to get Anowa to do something? Explain.

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

10. Explain the discussion that occurs when the audience is first introduced to Badua and Osam in Phase one.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What historical/cultural implications can be drawn about the Ghana area, as described throughout the play? How do these implications apply to the events within the story?

Essay Topic 2

Explain how the subjugation of women is relevant in the case of the this story. Use in-text citations to support your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

Explain why Anowa is referred to as a feminist.

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