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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 understanding when Ogyaanowa goes to her grandmother's house?

2. What does Ali Kondey ask Esi?

3. What does Esi say to Opokuya that makes Opokuya wonder what's wrong with Esi?

4. What is there little of between Oko and Esi lately?

5. What does Esi confide to Opokuya?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens after the trip to Bamako?

3. What does Opokuya say about single women in Ghana?

4. How does Esi finally make a break with Ali near the end of their third year of marriage?

5. What surprises Esi about Ali when she is discussing his travels?

6. Who is Opokuya and what is her relationship to Esi?

7. What is Ali's educational background?

8. How does Oko feel about the end of his marriage a year or so later?

9. How does Fusena feel when she becomes pregnant with her second child?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Changes: A Love Story ends on an unhappy or seemingly depressed tone. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why? not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Changes: A Love Story and whether or not Changes: A Love Story fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Changes: A Love Story is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

4. Would you have wished the ending to be more positive? Why or why not? Would that have changed what the author wished to convey with the book?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss the character Esi. What are her strengths? Weaknesses? How does she evolve over the course of the story? Is she likable at the beginning of the story? At the end of the book? Do you think she is a protagonist or antagonist? Why

2. Thoroughly discuss the character Ali. What are his strengths? Weaknesses? How does he evolve over the course of the story? (or does he?) Is he likable at the beginning of the story? At the end of the book? Is he trustworthy? Wise? Would you want him as a friend? As an enemy?

3. Thoroughly discuss two characters of your choosing. What are their strengths? Weaknesses? How do they evolve over the course of the story? (or do they?) Are they likable at the beginning of the story? At the end of the book? Are they trustworthy? Wise? Would you want them as friends? Are they likely to be enemies?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Changes: A Love Story.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Changes: A Love Story. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Changes: A Love Story. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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