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Title: Bride-Price and Polygamy

Text: New Oxford Secondary English Course for SSS2 pages 19 – 20. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions on it

Answers:

a.     The two arguments are:

i.      Payment of bride price is an African tradition.

ii.     Payment of bride price helps to keep polygamy in check.

b.     No.

c.     Polygamy was practiced during the pre-colonial era so as to provide more farm hands.

d.     The breadwinning female provides the material needs of her family while the non-breadwinning female cannot.

e.     Men who practiced polygamy in former times actually had more than one wife while men who practice polygamy nowadays have one legal wife and several concubines.

f.      Synecdoche.

g.     i.      Noun clause.

        ii.     Complement of the object ‘argument’.

h.     i.      mercenary        –       money-minded.

        ii.     compensation  –       reward

        iii.    upbringing       –       training

        iv.    scrutiny           –       examination

        v.     era                   –       times

        vi     prevalent          –       common

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