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 Kweku say when he knocks on Opokuya's bedroom door?

2. What does Fusena realize when Ali's female relatives visit her?

3. What does Ali continually do to Esi?

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

5. What does Esi say her mother does not like about Esi and Ali's possible marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ali propose to Esi and what is her response?

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

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

4. What happens after the trip to Bamako?

5. Who arrives at Esi's house while Ali is still there and what happens?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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