Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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?
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?
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Changes: A Love Story. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of individual freedom in Changes: A Love Story. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess individual freedom? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of tradition in Changes: A Love Story. What is Esi's view of tradition? Ali's? Oko's? Esi's family? Opokuya? Why is tradition important to some characters? Is anyone willing to abandon traditional viewpoints? Who? What are the positive and negative sides to holding fast to tradition?
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