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Yaa Gyasi
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who are James's parents?
(a) Quey and Nana Yaa.
(b) Cobbe Otcher and Maame.
(c) Cobbe Otcher and Baaba.
(d) James and Effia.

2. Why is Quey chosen to come work in the Fante village?
(a) Because he is the son of a chief.
(b) Because of his parents' relationship with the village and the slave trade.
(c) Because he is destined to marry a girl there.
(d) Because he is personal friends with Abeeku Badu.

3. What are the first English words that Sam speaks?
(a) I do.
(b) I love you.
(c) I'm sorry.
(d) Please and thank you.

4. Why does Mr. Mathison warn Kojo to take the family north?
(a) The cooler air will be better for Ma Aku.
(b) The Fugitive Slave Act is about to pass.
(c) He has friends there.
(d) That is where true freedom lies.

5. How do the Asantes mourn?
(a) With a cremation.
(b) With black clothes and silence.
(c) With a great feast.
(d) With wailing and dancing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Maame to slap Esi and yell at her?

2. How does Anna have her free papers?

3. Why does Big Man beat Abronoma?

4. What is another name for the Fugitive Slave Act?

5. Why does Mr. Mathison insist on calling Kojo by his full name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the name Ness come from?

2. Describe how James is able to build trust with Akosua.

3. What clues do we have that Baaba is not Effia’s real mother?

4. In what ways does Ness's journey on the Underground Railroad mimic Esi's journey into slavery?

5. Why does Ness describe her marriage to Sam as "this unholy holy union" (81)?

6. Why does Ness choose to be mute for a while as a child?

7. How would you describe the relationship between Cobbe and Effia?

8. Why does James Richard Collins's full name bother his mother, Nana Yaa?

9. Describe the possible reasons behind Quey and Nana Yaa's tumultuous relationship.

10. How is Esi's upbringing different from Effia's?

(see the answer keys)

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