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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters Sixteen through Twenty.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What game did Mrs. Palmer play with Tilly to get her mind off the dying man?
(a) Gin rummy.
(b) Backgammon.
(c) Checkers.
(d) Chess.

2. What did Mr. Roos offer to show Elspeth?
(a) A python.
(b) A whydah-bird.
(c) A waterfall.
(d) A boomklop.

3. What sentimental possession of Mrs. Nimmo's was damaged during the party?
(a) A cross-stitch sampler.
(b) An oil painting.
(c) A watercolor painting.
(d) A quilt.

4. What did Ian say the native beer tasted like?
(a) Vinegar.
(b) Sour yeast.
(c) Piss-water.
(d) European beer.

5. What did Elspeth sleep on?
(a) A mattress on the floor.
(b) A sleeping bag.
(c) Straw.
(d) A camp-bed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color are Elspeth Huxley's eyes?

2. What was Njombo saving up the goats for?

3. How many goats did Tilly say the District Commissioner would fine Kupanya if the curse were not lifted?

4. What was special about the animal killed by the hunters in Chapter 12?

5. What was the subject of the book given to Elspeth by Robin?

(see the answer key)

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