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Do you remember Ananse in the land of idiots. Here are some facts about the writer and some question

Good day to you all my cherished readers. Once again am here to test your mind on Ananse in the land of idiots. Hope you remember this humorous play since your days in senior high school and those who are currently in school now. Below are some facts about the writer which you didn't know of with possible questions to crack your brain on


His name is Yaw Asare born in Nkonya- Tayi in the volta Region of Ghana in the year 1953 and was proclaimed deadon Thursday, 1st August 2002, at the age of 48.

He was a trained teacher who taught at several schools before entering the university of Ghana, Legon where he earned a Diploma in Theatre Studies(Dance) in 1979, a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre Studies in 1986 and a master of philosophy in African Studies in 1993. His outstanding achievements as a scholar and writer were recognized and has been awarded the Kwame Nkrumah prize for excellence in African Studies (1992) and playwright of the year award for 1997 by the Art critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana. He was among the the most versatile and accomplished people active in the Ghana Theatre.

Here are some of the questions.Try and see your stand.

1. Kweku Ananse says he has lost..........where he is.

A.confidence

B.control

C.credibility

D.fame

2. Ananse's language as he travels consist of..

A.a small bundle and three gourds

B.a sack and a pot

C. A gourd and a calabash

D.a bag and a bundle

3. How many maidens are undergoing puberty rites?

A.Eight maidens

B.Five maidens

C.Seven maiden

D.Nine maidens

4. Who is the fathwr of leader of the maidens?

A.King Dosey

B.The old one

C.Pootaguo

D.Ananse

5. Ananse eating the meal of mashed-yam-in oil implies that.......

A.He will die

B.He has broken a taboo

C.He has neutralised the powers of the priestess

D.He will be bedridden

6. 'Water that stays too long in a pot stinks'. The saying illustrates

A.a proverb

B.a euphemism

C.a maxim

D.a cliché

7. Who apprehends Ananse eating the sacrificial meals?

A.Odudu

B.Mbasila

C.Pootagyiri

D.AKpala

8. What punishment does the priestess give to Ananse?

A.Death

B.Caning

C.Banishment

D.Imprisonment

9. Who orders that Ananse should be made to eat all the food before dying?

A.King Dosey

B.The queen

C.The old one

D.The priestess

10. What gifts does Ananse present to the king and his elders?

A.Honey

B.Money

C.Headbands

D.Kente

11. What is the name of the idiots Ananse requests for?

A.Odudu

B.AKpala

C.Mbasila

D.Pootagyiri

12. Why does Ananse want trhe maidens to be present while he weaves?

A.He says it is part of his creative formula

B.He wants to let them run errands

C.He wants to run away

D.He wants to woo then

13. Which of the following refuses to take a gift from Ananse?

A.The King

B.The old one

C.The queen

D.The priestess of Kompi

14. Which people does Ananse say they should not hear about his near disaster?

A.His Friends

B.His wife and children

C.His townspeople

D.His enemies

15. Who is tasked to guard Ananse an he weaves?

A.Akpala

B.Odudu

C.Mbasila

D.The maidens

Read the extract below and answer question 16 and 17.

'Just look at him! How can such a sleepy scare crow embody the watchful vigilance of an empire?

16. Who is the speaker?

A.Ananse

B.King Dosey

C.Pootagyiri

D.AKpala

17. Who is referred to as sleepy scarecrow?

A.Odudu

B.AKpala

C.Ananse

D.Mbasila

18. Dim-nyim-lira can also be called.............

A.Boyile

B.Kompi

C.Dark forest

D.The land of idiots

19. 'You go to sleep on duty, snoring like a pregnant pig'

This statement is an example of...................

A.Metonym

B.Simile

C.Personification

D.Metaphor

20. Where is Ananse's craft shop located?

A.On a hill

B.On top of a tree

C.In the forest

D.In the palace

Read the extract below and answer questions 21 and 22

I will dance the dance of my life, Agya Ananse, I assure you'.

21. Who makes the above statements?

A.Queen Fayasey

B.King Dosey

C.Prince pootagyiri

D.Princess sodziisa

22. Where does the speaker make the statement?

A.At Ananse's craft shop

B.At the palace

C.At the crossroads

D.At the marriage ceremony

23. Which of the following is not a man?

A.Mbisike

B.Mbasila

C.Odudu

D.AKpala

24. While Ananse takes princess sodziisa measurement, Odudu is on errand to.......

A.Bring Ananse's food

B.Fetch water

C.Swim in the river

D.Buy honey

25. What do Akpala and Odudu say they have never known before?

A.Honey

B.A gourd

C.Kente

D.A headband

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