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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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.

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

6. Which type of bird must serve the offering once the death ritual is complete?
(a) Pigeon.
(b) Not-I bird.
(c) Cockerel.
(d) Albatross.

7. Which word best describes Elesin's feelings toward Olunde's reaction to him?
(a) Sad.
(b) Horrified.
(c) Angry.
(d) Pleased.

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

9. What is the Yoruban word for a rich, woven cloth?
(a) Opele.
(b) Robo.
(c) Alari.
(d) Etutu.

10. What type of clothes does Amusa wear, as described by another character?
(a) A captain's outfit.
(b) A blue uniform.
(c) Khaki.
(d) A suit.

11. Which word best describes how Amusa is feeling when he arrives at the Yoruban village in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Pleased.
(b) Angry.
(c) Terrified.
(d) Confused.

12. Who do the women of the market mockingly claim built the road that runs through it in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Joseph's father.
(b) Amusa's father.
(c) Amusa.
(d) Pilkings.

13. Olunde does not _______________ Elesin when he sees him.
(a) Cry over.
(b) Acknowledge.
(c) Mourn.
(d) Hug.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Amusa's character ruled by, as can be seen toward the middle of Act 1, Scene 3?

2. What is the Yoruban term for a royal drum?

3. Who sits inside Elesin's cell with him?

4. Who is the Master of Death, according to "Death and the king's horseman"?

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

(see the answer keys)

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