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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 visit did Opokuya make that is successful?

2. How does Esi find Oko's attentions?

3. What does Ali tell Fusena he is thinking of doing?

4. What happens when Musa Musa is twelve?

5. What do Ali and Fusena insist upon before Ali leaves Ghana?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Esi arrives at the offices of Linga Hideaways that dampens her anger?

2. What happens that pushes Esi over the edge and makes her decide to leave Oko?

3. What is Ali's attitude towards Esi before she is divorced?

4. Why is Esi hesitant to tell Opokuya what Esi is going through?

5. What does Esi say is the cause of the failure of her marriage?

6. What does Opokuya think Esi should have done differently in Esi's marriage; yet how does she acknowledge her advice is not fair?

7. Where does Ogyaanowa end up staying for the summer and then longer?

8. What is Ali's educational background?

9. Who is Ali's father?

10. How do Ali and Fusena meet and eventually marry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Polygamy is against the law in the United States, but many other countries, including Ghana used to allow men to have multiple wives but not wives having multiple husbands. Discuss the following:

1. What does it say about a culture that allows men to have several wives, but not the reverse? Discuss this in relation to Changes: A Love Story.

2. How do you think women are viewed in countries where polygamy is legal or at least not prosecuted? Discuss this in terms of Esi in Changes: A Love Story.

3. Should polygamy be controlled by law and what are the advantages and disadvantages of allowing polygamy?

4. Discuss the way you think a household with multiple wives would work, i.e., would one wife be in charge of the others and what about the children?

5. If polygamy were legal in your country for either men or woman, would you consider more than one husband or wife? Explain why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss one of the following in relation to Changes: A Love Story:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Esi and Opokuya. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Is either woman's beliefs more worthy than the other? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Oko and Ali. How are they similar? How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a novel is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Changes: A Love Story is? Explain your response.

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