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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 type of woman does Ali prefer to date?
2. Who is Kubi?
3. What is the understanding when Ogyaanowa goes to her grandmother's house?
4. To what does Fusena agree before Ali leaves Ghana?
5. Why does Esi say her marriage fails?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is ironic about Esi's problems with Oko?
2. Who is Ali's father?
3. How does Ali feel about his father and how is he different from his father?
4. What does Opokuya say about single women in Ghana?
5. What happens that pushes Esi over the edge and makes her decide to leave Oko?
6. What happens when Esi arrives at the offices of Linga Hideaways that dampens her anger?
7. How does Fusena feel when she becomes pregnant with her second child?
8. How do Ali and Fusena meet and eventually marry?
9. About what do Kubi and Opokuya argue most workday mornings?
10. What does Esi say is the cause of the failure of her marriage?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Ghanaian culture at the time of the novel is quite prone to sexism. Discuss one of the following:
1. Research the existence of sexism in Ghana and analyze Changes: A Love Story for its accuracy and/or inaccuracy in its portrayal of sexism.
2. Trace and analyze the theme of sexism throughout Changes: A Love Story. Who are the most obvious sexist? Who are perhaps subtly sexist? Are any of the characters free of sexism? Who? Why do you say so?
3. Research the existence of sexism in the United States and compare/contrast it to the sexism found in Changes: A Love Story.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Over the past several hundred years, many emigrants have moved to the United States seeking relief from oppressive governments or oppressive cultural mores. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think Esi or few females from Ghana move away (besides economics).
2. Discuss some of the things that would drive you to leave your home country to move to a new country and different culture.
3. If there is nothing that would make you leave your home country, discuss what about your country makes you want to live there for your entire life.
4. If you lived in a strongly patriarchal country, would you want to move to a different country? Discuss in relation to Changes: A Love Story.
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