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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the first name of the aide-de-camp?
(a) Simon.
(b) George.
(c) Joe.
(d) Bob.

3. Which word best describes the Prince's reaction to Jane and Pilkings' costumes?
(a) Disgust.
(b) Fear.
(c) Fascination.
(d) Apprehension.

4. How old is Elesin Oba by the last scene of the play?
(a) 50.
(b) 40.
(c) 60.
(d) Not stated.

5. What type of transportation does Olunde use to travel home as discussed in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Ship.
(b) Plane.
(c) Mail boat.
(d) WWII medical jet.

6. For Olunde and the Yoruban people, seeing Elesin alive means that they are seeing the _____________ of the Yoruban world.
(a) King.
(b) Destroyer.
(c) Savior.
(d) Greatest miracle.

7. Which character is NOT present in the last scene of the play?
(a) Aid-de-camp.
(b) Amusa.
(c) Olunde.
(d) Pilkings.

8. Who is the Master of Death, according to "Death and the king's horseman"?
(a) Religion.
(b) Age.
(c) Anger.
(d) Memory.

9. How does Amusa react to the taunting women in the market in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) He fights.
(b) He cries.
(c) He becomes consumed in anger.
(d) He retreats.

10. What connects Elesin's handcuffs together?
(a) A chain.
(b) Nothing.
(c) String.
(d) A rope.

11. Finish the quotation stated by Jane in Act 1, Scene 4. "The kind of person you feel should be a poet munching _____________ in Bloomsbury".
(a) Rose petals.
(b) Fish and chips.
(c) Chocolates.
(d) Rosemary.

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

13. According to Olunde, what is the greatest art of the British?
(a) Sculpture.
(b) Painting.
(c) Throwing parties.
(d) Survival.

14. What does Jane call the scene of splendor as Olunde gestures toward it during their argument?
(a) Decadence.
(b) Life.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Therapy.

15. The drum heard in Act 1, Scene 3 signifies that the king's _____________ has been killed.
(a) Cat.
(b) Horse.
(c) Dog.
(d) Wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is in charge of laying Elesin's shrouds?

2. What is the Yoruban term for an ancestral masquerade?

3. What do the women of the market sing while Elesin begins to make the transition?

4. What phrase does Elesin use repeatedly to describe Pilkings?

5. What does Iyaloja tell Elesin's bride that she must think of by the end of the play?

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