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. About what is Oko embarrassed?
2. What does Esi tell the man she is doing?
3. How long is Ali away from home before he returns?
4. Who is Mma. Danjuma?
5. Why are Esi and Opokuya still talking even though it's getting late?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Esi say is the cause of the failure of her marriage?
2. What does the conversation between Ama and Aba concern at the opening to the second part of Changes?
3. For what does Ali apologize to his people and how does he rationalize his actions?
4. Why is Esi angry with herself?
5. What happens on the morning when Opokuya loses the use of the car and what happens this morning?
6. At the end of the book, what is Esi's marital status?
7. What does the narrator say about Ali Kondey at the opening of this chapter.
8. Why is Esi hesitant to tell Opokuya what Esi is going through?
9. What does Oko do when he receives Esi's request for a divorce?
10. What does Esi do at home to grieve?
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.
Changes: A Love Story could be said to be a "bildungsroman" of Esi. Discuss the following:
1. Define the concepts "bildungsroman" and "coming of age."
2. Thoroughly trace and analyze Changes: A Love Story as a bildungsroman of Esi. Give specific examples. What does Esi learn? How has she changed? Is the change for the better?
3. Thoroughly trace and analyze Changes: A Love Story as a feminist story. Give specific examples. What does Eis learn? What does Opokuya learn? What would feminist say about Esi's actions? Opokuya's actions? Ali's actions? Oko's actions?
Esi catches her breath in her office and laughs bitterly as she realizes she has suffered marital rape though it is impossible in her society since sex from his wife is a man's right. Discuss the following:
1. Research and write an informative on the rights of husbands and wives in two very different cultures.
2. Can a man be guilty of raping his wife? Should he be punished just like any other rapist? Why or why not?
3. Rape is considered an act of violence and is usually a display of power or control. Discuss whether you think the balance of power in a male-dominated culture keeps that country from thriving.
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