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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal does Elesin use to describe Pilkings' guards?
(a) Serpents.
(b) Frogs.
(c) Lizards.
(d) Snakes.

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

3. What does Elesin's bride pour over his eyelids in the last scene of the play?
(a) Earth.
(b) Gold.
(c) Water.
(d) Coal.

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

5. Pilkings believes that the Prince will come to the dance dressed as ____________.
(a) A coat of arms.
(b) A court jester.
(c) A knight.
(d) He will not dress up.

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

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

8. Pilkings believes that Elesin is upset by _____________.
(a) His bride.
(b) Pilkings' interference.
(c) His own failure to transition.
(d) Olunde's reaction.

9. How much time does Pilkings give Amusa to arrest Elesin?
(a) 20 minutes.
(b) 1 hour.
(c) 15 minutes.
(d) 30 minutes.

10. Which type of formation are the couples in at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Circular.
(b) Line.
(c) Triangular.
(d) Tango.

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

12. How long do pre-burial ceremonies last in the Yoruban world?
(a) 30 days.
(b) 3 months.
(c) 2 weeks.
(d) 10 days.

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

14. In which color is the one who makes the transition dressed, as can be seen in the last scene of the play?
(a) Blue.
(b) Purple.
(c) Green.
(d) Red.

15. What is the floor of the market covered with after Elesin's wedding?
(a) Velvet.
(b) Linen.
(c) Cotton.
(d) Silk.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of dance do the British begin with in Act 1, Scene 4?

2. What does Elesin consider to be model wifely behavior?

3. How long ago did the English tragedy mentioned in the play occur?

4. Which type of musical instrument remains prominent throughout the play?

5. What is the resident concentrating on when he sees the British officers?

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