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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

Polygamy is against the law in the United States, but many other countries, including Ghana used to allow men to have multiple wives but not wives having multiple husbands. Discuss the following:

1. What does it say about a culture that allows men to have several wives, but not the reverse? Discuss this in relation to Changes: A Love Story.

2. How do you think women are viewed in countries where polygamy is legal or at least not prosecuted? Discuss this in terms of Esi in Changes: A Love Story.

3. Should polygamy be controlled by law and what are the advantages and disadvantages of allowing polygamy?

4. Discuss the way you think a household with multiple wives would work, i.e., would one wife be in charge of the others and what about the children?

5. If polygamy were legal in your country for either men or woman, would you consider more than one husband or wife? Explain why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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