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

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

3. As stated in the prologue, who is the most important enemy for the Fanti, as well and the British?

4. In the prologue, Aidoo explains this treaty that binds the people of Ghana to the white men.

5. How many different approaches to life does Being-The-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt-And-Pepper take?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do you describe Kofi Ako's personality, as seen in Phase one?

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

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

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

6. How is life lived in the village of Yebi?

7. Who does the old woman blame for the tragedies of this story and why?

8. Describe the type of relationships that are presented in the prologue and which are said to recur throughout the play.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Aidoo choose to involve the tribe elders in the story? What do they contribute? What points arise in their commentary?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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