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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 happens when Opokuya's two eldest children are left in charge of cooking for the holiday?

2. What is the other think Esi's father asks Ali?

3. What does Ali wonder about his ancestors?

4. Why would Esi's mother have thought it alright for Oko to take another wife?

5. What does Ali ponder about New Year's Eve?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Esi feel after leaving Opokuya's home?

2. What does Opokuya wonder about Fusena, Ali's first wife?

3. What is Esi's mother's hesitation about Esi marrying Ali and what does Esi think about this?

4. Why is Opokuya feeling sorry for herself and what can she do about it?

5. What does Kubi relate when he returns from Esi's home and what do they conclude?

6. What indication is there that Ali and Esi are starting to have difficulties in their relationship in Chapter 10?

7. What happens that makes Fusena give her consent to Ali marrying Esi?

8. What does Esi find out about Ali's secretary and what does she decide to do?

9. What does Esi's father ask Ali concerning his intentions to marry Esi, and what is Ali's response?

10. How is Ali conflicted on New Year's Eve?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss one of the following in relation to Changes: A Love Story:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Esi and Opokuya. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Is either woman's beliefs more worthy than the other? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Oko and Ali. How are they similar? How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 3

The subject of marriage is woven throughout Changes: A Love Story. Discuss the following:

1. Discuss the following exchange between Opokuya and Esi in Chapter 11: Esi claims monogamy is so stifling. Opokuya, correcting her, says that she probably means marriage. Do you think Esi does mean monogamy? Compare/contrast the difference in meaning depending upon whether Esi means monogamy or marriage.

2. In that same chapter, Opokuya expresses the thought that Esi is very brave for trying an alternative lifestyle. Do you think Esi is brave or unwise? Or both? Discuss thoroughly using examples from the text.

3. Is Esi a pioneer in her country? Discuss thoroughly using examples from the text.

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