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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. Why does Ali Kondey come into the hotel?

2. Who is Musa Kondey?

3. Whose company does Ali enjoy?

4. Where did Ali and Fusena go to school together?

5. Who is Kubi?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is it important that Esi find a sympathetic ear in Opokuya?

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

5. What is ironic about Esi's problems with Oko?

6. What does Esi say that makes Opokuya feel concern for Esi?

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

8. How does Ali feel about his father and how is he different from his father?

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

10. What do both families insist happen before Ali leave for England?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Changes: A Love Story based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Changes: A Love Story is a successful novel. Explain your rationale with specific examples.

3. Do you think the fact that Changes: A Love Story is a feminist novel with a specific agenda changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

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

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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