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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who joins the praise-singer in his praises of Elesin in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Olunde.
(b) The new bride.
(c) Iyaloja.
(d) Amusa.

2. What do the women of the market sing while Elesin begins to make the transition?
(a) They don't sing at all.
(b) A dirge.
(c) A hymn.
(d) A wedding song.

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

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

5. What color sash does Elesin Oba wear?
(a) Orange.
(b) Red.
(c) Green.
(d) Blue.

6. How long ago did the English tragedy mentioned in the play occur?
(a) 5 months.
(b) 3 months.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 6 months.

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

8. What is the Yoruban term for an ancestral masquerade?
(a) Robo.
(b) Alari.
(c) Etutu.
(d) Egungun.

9. According to Elesin Oba, he is the master of what?
(a) The Yoruban world.
(b) The afterlife.
(c) The lives of many.
(d) His own fate.

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

11. Which character sits beside Elesin's cell?
(a) Iyaloja.
(b) His bride.
(c) Jane.
(d) Olunde.

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

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

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

15. What part of the body must touch the ground one final time before the transition is made?
(a) Mouth.
(b) Head.
(c) Hands.
(d) Feet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells Olunde how to find Mr. and Mrs. Pilkings?

2. Which word best describes the Prince's reaction to Jane and Pilkings' costumes?

3. How many constables does Amusa bring with him to arrest Elesin?

4. Pilkings believes that Elesin is upset by _____________.

5. This character is portrayed as being selfish and ignorant of others' cultures.

(see the answer keys)

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