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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. What is the surest way for Badua to get Anowa to do something?

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

3. Which of the following does not accurately describe Badua's character, as she is identified in the prologue?

4. What does Osam attempt in Phase one in order to gain some control/peace?

5. Which character in the story uses a system of projection/replacement as a way of making up for his/her shortcomings?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Kofi Ako's reputation?

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

4. Describe the reasoning that the old man gives for the anger of those in the Yebi village toward Anowa?

5. What does Osam believe the future holds for Anowa?

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

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

8. How does the old woman react to the encounter between Badua and Anowa?

9. What is the story of Anowa based upon, according to Aidoo and the prologue?

10. How is the weather of the Ghana coast described in the prologue?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Aidoo often writes with some kind of political agenda. Provided what you know about Aidoo and the play, what type of political agenda is present within the story? Be sure to cite specific passages and clarify to support your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

What circumstances improve the relationship that Anowa has with Badua and Osam? How do they contribute to its destruction?

Essay Topic 3

By the end of the story, have the feelings of Being-The-Mouth-That-Eats-Salt-And-Pepper change? Why or why not? What does this change or lack of change represent?

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