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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 does Ali ponder about New Year's Eve?
2. What does Ali tell Esi is the reason he has to go by his office nightly?
3. For what does Esi feel guilty?
4. What does Ali seem like the type of man to Esi?
5. Why is Opokuya happy for Esi?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Kubi and Oko's interaction.
2. What does Ali buy Esi and what is her reaction?
3. What happens that makes Fusena give her consent to Ali marrying Esi?
4. What does Esi find out about Ali's secretary and what does she decide to do?
5. What does Esi feel after leaving Opokuya's home?
6. How does Esi being there help Opokuya out of a dilemma and what does every advise Esi to do?
7. Where does Esi go after dropping Ali off in her new car and what does she offer Opokuya?
8. What do the older women think about Ali marrying Esi?
9. What does Kubi relate when he returns from Esi's home and what do they conclude?
10. What does Ali decide to do to assuage his guilt, but how does that only increase his guilt and Esi's shame?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Certainly Changes: A Love Story deals with the subject of gender. Discuss the following:
1. Define the term "gender."
2. Does gender only refer to whether a person is male or female? Is gender easy to identify?
3. Discuss the Ghanaian cultural definitions of gender during the time of Changes: A Love Story and the expectations for each gender. Do any of those expectations exist today?
4. Are women the only ones harmed by gender-based expectations? Why or why not.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation whereby Esi is afraid she'll never marry when she is younger and now she is afraid she will be stuck in her marriage.
2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use of and meaning of five symbols found in Changes: A Love Story.
3. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in literature. What is the purpose of foreshadowing? Cite 3 examples of foreshadowing and how it is used to indicate events to come in Changes: A Love Story.
Essay Topic 3
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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