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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many shells are there to the soul of a man?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

2. This character is portrayed as being slightly more understanding of Yoruban cultures.
(a) Pilkings.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Jane.
(d) Amusa.

3. What does Elesin consider to be model wifely behavior?
(a) Caring for children.
(b) Love.
(c) Silence.
(d) Speaking in defense of her husband.

4. This character is portrayed as being selfish and ignorant of others' cultures.
(a) Bob.
(b) Amusa.
(c) Jane.
(d) Pilkings.

5. What animal must not be seen without his feathers, as stated by the praise-singer in the last scene of the play?
(a) Peacock.
(b) Not-I bird.
(c) Cockerel.
(d) Pigeon.

6. The music and dance in the British world is ruled by status and _________.
(a) Cultural significance.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Tradition.
(d) Fashion.

7. How many worlds are there in the spirit of the Yoruban race?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Many.

8. How does Olunde commit suicide?
(a) He doesn't.
(b) Strangles himself.
(c) Not stated.
(d) Poison.

9. Which term is used by the women of the market several times while in an argument with Amusa?
(a) God.
(b) My love.
(c) My mother.
(d) My father.

10. The Yoruba is a ___________ society, as stated within the text.
(a) Secret.
(b) Angelic.
(c) Complex.
(d) Gracious.

11. How much time has elapsed since Olunde received word of the king's death, as stated in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Three months.
(b) Two months.
(c) One week.
(d) One month.

12. What does Iyaloja tell Elesin's bride that she must think of by the end of the play?
(a) Her future.
(b) Her child.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Her family.

13. What type of dance do the British begin with in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Serenade.
(b) Waltz.
(c) Marenga.
(d) Tango.

14. What does Pilkings steal from Elesin?
(a) His dignity.
(b) His son.
(c) His bride.
(d) His life.

15. Olunde admires the self-sacrificial British soldiers of which war?
(a) World War I.
(b) The War of 1812.
(c) The Revolutionary War.
(d) World War II.

Short Answer Questions

1. Olunde does not _______________ Elesin when he sees him.

2. Which character does not speak at all during the play?

3. What type of material makes up Elesin's handcuffs?

4. What is the Yoruban word for a rich, woven cloth?

5. According to Elesin Oba, he is the master of what?

(see the answer keys)

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