Homegoing Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Yaa Gyasi
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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 the Devil do when he finds Sam and Ness?

2. When a man wants to marry a village girl, what is a gift he does NOT offer the family?

3. How do the Asantes mourn?

4. What is Aku's nickname?

5. Why does Esi spit in Fiifi's face?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain the transformation that Abena undergoes from the beginning of her chapter, when she has no respect for the Fantes, to the end, when she is thankful for her Fante ancestor, Effia.

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

5. Why does James attempt to separate himself from Effia after receiving letters from his British wife, Anne?

6. How has Ma Aku always comforted Kojo?

7. Describe Kojo's interaction with the policeman after Anna's disappearance.

8. Why does Fiifi use the story of the three birds to explain his reasons for trading with different groups?

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

10. How is it ironic that Anna is taken and not Kojo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay in which you detail the symbolism of the different types of scars carried by multiple characters. Are there ever any instances when those marks prove useful, or are they always detrimental? Is it true that "you could not inherit a scar" (228)?

Essay Topic 2

Homegoing explores several different husband-wife relationships between village women and British men. Select two of those relationships and discuss how those relationships can be compared and contrasted.

Essay Topic 3

Both Quey and Effia struggle understand James Collins and his ability to treat Akan people so savagely. Write an essay in which you detail Collins's motivation and his ability to differentiate between his family members and the Africans he views as cattle.

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