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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 would Esi's mother have thought it alright for Oko to take another wife?
2. What does Ali wonder about his ancestors?
3. What happens one day as Ali is pulling away from Esi's house?
4. Why does Ali worry about support from his family for his second marriage?
5. What does Esi realize about her job?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Esi feeling after a year of marriage to Ali?
2. What do the older women think about Ali marrying Esi?
3. Who arrives at Esi's house while Ali is still there and what happens?
4. Give the main highlights of Opokuya and Esi's conversation.
5. What does Ali decide to do to assuage his guilt, but how does that only increase his guilt and Esi's shame?
6. How is Ali conflicted on New Year's Eve?
7. How does Esi being there help Opokuya out of a dilemma and what does every advise Esi to do?
8. What happens that makes Fusena give her consent to Ali marrying Esi?
9. What does Esi feel after leaving Opokuya's home?
10. Where does Esi go after dropping Ali off in her new car and what does she offer Opokuya?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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