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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. Finish the statement, as seen in Phase one. Anowa ___________ to marry the men her parents choose.

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

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

4. In what part of Africa does the "Anowa" take place?

5. What does Anowa have to do in order to become a high priestess?

Short Essay Questions

1. What suggestion does Anowa give for Kofi Ako to become a father?

2. 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?

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

4. How does Anowa die?

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

6. Explain the level of understanding that Osam has for Anowa.

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

8. Who does Anowa begin talking to after her great realization in Phase three? What does she say?

9. As can been seen in Phase one, how do you describe the voice of the old woman?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Why is it that Badua feels a strong need for her daughter to marry, a man of her choosing?

Essay Topic 3

How is Kofi Ako's character deceiving? What is it that Kofi Ako embodies and how does he differ from the embodiment that is, Anowa?

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