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

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

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

4. Which of the following is not said to be included in the play?

5. What does Osam say about the men from Kofi Ako's family?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the real reason that Anowa commits suicide?

3. As can be seen in Phase one, what is the father's role in finding his daughter a husband? How is this tradition made apparent through the text?

4. How does Badua react when Anowa insists upon marrying Kofi Ako?

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

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

7. What suggestion does Kofi Ako make in order to save Anowa from some of the hard labor she puts in?

8. Why do the people of the village blame Badua for Anowa's odd behavior?

9. What is the glue of the Yebi village, as can be seen in the prologue?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Differences are things that occur in everyday life. How are differences, or things of unusual nature, perceived by the people of the Yebi village? Given the authors prologue and direction of the story, do you consider the author to be tolerant of things that are different? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Men appear to be more sympathetic to Anowa's situation even from the very beginning, which men are perceived as being more sympathetic? And why is the sympathetic nature of these particular men fueled by, especially in regard to Anowa?

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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