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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. At whom is Esi angry?

2. Why are Esi and Opokuya still talking even though it's getting late?

3. What has Ali always trained himself not to do?

4. What does Ali do when he hears of Esi's divorce?

5. How does Kubi thing Opokuya should get to her clients?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Ali Kondey at the opening of this chapter.

2. What are each person's reasons for wanting the car this particular morning?

3. Why is Esi angry with herself?

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

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

6. What does Oko think as he watches Esi dress?

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

8. What does Oko do when he receives Esi's request for a divorce?

9. What does Opokuya realize as she is riding home with Kubi?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels and short stories have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Changes: A Love Story, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Changes: A Love Story. (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation whereby Esi is afraid she'll never marry when she is younger and now she is afraid she will be stuck in her marriage.

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use of and meaning of five symbols found in Changes: A Love Story.

3. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in literature. What is the purpose of foreshadowing? Cite 3 examples of foreshadowing and how it is used to indicate events to come in Changes: A Love Story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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