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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Olunde, the English do not _______________ what they don't understand.
(a) Observe.
(b) Obey.
(c) Attempt to understand.
(d) Respect.

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

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

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

5. Who is in charge of laying Elesin's shrouds?
(a) Amusa.
(b) His new bride.
(c) The women of the market.
(d) Iyaloja.

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

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

8. What word does Pilkings use to describe Yoruban customs?
(a) Barbaric.
(b) Crazy.
(c) Horrific.
(d) Noble.

9. What does Elesin do to Olunde before he leaves for school?
(a) Asked him to return soon.
(b) Hugged him tightly and said goodbye.
(c) Wished him luck.
(d) Disowned him.

10. Who tells Olunde how to find Mr. and Mrs. Pilkings?
(a) Amusa.
(b) Iyaloja.
(c) Joseph.
(d) No one.

11. What is the resident concentrating on when he sees the British officers?
(a) Their uniforms.
(b) The issue at hand.
(c) Their skin.
(d) The fact that they aren't wearing costumes.

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

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

14. 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) Fish and chips.
(b) Rose petals.
(c) Rosemary.
(d) Chocolates.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How much time does Pilkings give Amusa to arrest Elesin?

2. How does Amusa react to the taunting women in the market in Act 1, Scene 3?

3. Which position is the soldier in that Olunde admires?

4. Pilkings believes that Elesin is upset by _____________.

5. To whom does Soyinka dedicate this play?

(see the answer keys)

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