Changes: A Love Story Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Esi say about monogamy?

2. From where did Ali receive an urgent message?

3. What does Ali tell Esi is the reason he has to go by his office nightly?

4. What does Esi tell Ali to do?

5. What does Esi find unacceptable about Ali's new secretary?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ali buy Esi and what is her reaction?

2. What surprises Esi about Ali when she is discussing his travels?

3. For what does Ali apologize to his people and how does he rationalize his actions?

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

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

6. How is Esi feeling after a year of marriage to Ali?

7. What do the older women think about Ali marrying Esi?

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

9. Where does Esi go after dropping Ali off in her new car and what does she offer Opokuya?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Changes: A Love Story based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Changes: A Love Story is a successful novel. Explain your rationale with specific examples.

3. Do you think the fact that Changes: A Love Story is a feminist novel with a specific agenda changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

When the older women of Ali's family are tasked with talking to Fusena, they feel bad. There is an understanding among the women that it is a man's world and a woman can only survive if she knows how to live as a woman in it. Yet, they are shocked by how little has changed for their daughters despite receiving educations.

1. Research the educational system of Ghana and discuss what you find including answering the following questions: a. Is access to education equal between males and females? Do males with the same education have better jobs or pay than females? What is the average educational level for men? Women? Does education seem to make a difference for women?

2. Research the educational systems in the United States and compare and contrast it with the Ghanaian educational system. How has the availability or lack of educational opportunities helped or hurt a country's general living conditions? In your opinion, what does the United States need to do to improve their educational system? What does Ghana need to do to improve their educational system?

3. Research the educational systems in several countries around the world; choose at least one country considered to be "third world," and one labeled "Western world" (other than the United States and Ghana). Compare and contrast their educational systems. How has the availability or lack of educational opportunities helped or hurt a country's general living conditions? In your opinion, what does the United States need to do to improve their educational system?

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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