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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Elesin seem fascinated with as he sits in his cell?
(a) Olunde.
(b) The sun.
(c) The moon.
(d) His wife's face.

2. Who sits inside Elesin's cell with him?
(a) His bride.
(b) Two guards.
(c) Amusa.
(d) Pilkings.

3. To whom does Soyinka dedicate this play?
(a) His mother.
(b) Elesin Oba.
(c) His father.
(d) The Yoruban people.

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

5. This character is portrayed as being slightly more understanding of Yoruban cultures.
(a) Jane.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Pilkings.
(d) Amusa.

6. What does Pilkings say Olunde is coming to get from Elesin before he leaves?
(a) He is coming to say goodbye.
(b) Elesin's identity.
(c) Elesin's bride.
(d) Elesin's blessing.

7. This is mentioned throughout the text. It is a delicacy of crushed melon seeds.
(a) Egungun.
(b) Lobo.
(c) Sigiri.
(d) Robo.

8. Who performs the ritual sacrifices made for the Yoruban king?
(a) Chief brothers.
(b) The women of the market.
(c) New king.
(d) Elesin Oba.

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

10. Which word best describes Olunde's reaction to his father's death?
(a) Angry.
(b) Calm.
(c) Sad.
(d) Upset.

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

12. Who must Elesin Oba tell if he believes he is not able to make the transition?
(a) The praise-singer.
(b) The praise-singer's horse.
(c) The king's horse.
(d) The king's dog.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The music and dance in the British world is ruled by status and _________.

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

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

4. What is the greatest fear of the Yoruban people?

5. What does Jane call the scene of splendor as Olunde gestures toward it during their argument?

(see the answer keys)

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