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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Scene 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. This term best describes Elesin's reaction/feeling toward Iyaloja's response after Elesin requests a wife.
(a) Elated.
(b) Angry.
(c) Jealous.
(d) Annoyed.

2. Finish the quotation by Elesin Oba from Act 1, Scene 1. "This market is my roost. When I come among the women I am a(n) ____________ with a hundred mothers."
(a) Chicken.
(b) Cockerel.
(c) Man.
(d) Rooster.

3. In what style is the dialogue of the play written?
(a) Free verse.
(b) Villanelle.
(c) Heroic couplets.
(d) Iambic pentameter.

4. The praise-singer warns Elesin about being spoiled by what, at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) The British.
(b) Too much food.
(c) Warriors.
(d) Women.

5. Which character is portrayed as understanding throughout the play?
(a) Jane.
(b) Pilkings.
(c) Iyaloja.
(d) Amusa.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom is Elesin's new bride betrothed?

2. How many kingdoms are the Yoruba divided into?

3. Where is most of the play set?

4. Which genre of literature does Soyinka's work fall under?

5. Elesin refers to the market place as his home of _____________.

(see the answer key)

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