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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the drinkard cut down a tree when he and his wife reach the river?
(a) He carves it into a paddle.
(b) He carves it into weapons.
(c) He makes his wife a wooden doll.
(d) He carves it into a boat.

2. About how much does "half-bodied baby" weight by the time the drinkard starts carrying him?
(a) 2,800 lbs.
(b) 280 lbs.
(c) 28 lbs.
(d) 2.8lbs.

3. How long ago did the tapster leave the town where the drinkard thought he'd find him?
(a) 10 years ago.
(b) 10 hours ago.
(c) 2 days ago.
(d) 2 years ago.

4. Who figures out how to help the woman eat and speak again?
(a) The complete gentleman.
(b) Her father.
(c) The drinkard.
(d) Zurrjir.

5. How does "Spirit of Prey" kill his prey?
(a) He uses a bow and arrow.
(b) He fixes his eyes on his prey and then closes them.
(c) He whispers the name of his prey.
(d) He spits on his prey.

6. Why does the drinkard cry when he first sees the complete gentleman?
(a) He is jealous of the complete gentleman's beauty.
(b) He is upset that the complete gentleman was holding a woman captive.
(c) He is jealous that the complete gentleman has palm-wine.
(d) He cries tears of joy because the complete gentleman is a long lost friend.

7. The "half-bodied baby" commands his mother to _________.
(a) Carry him in her arms.
(b) Carry him on her back.
(c) Carry him on her head.
(d) Carry him on her shoulders.

8. After meeting Drums, Song, and Dance, what does the drinkard do for five days?
(a) He eats.
(b) He sleeps.
(c) He pays the tambourine.
(d) He dances.

9. What does the protagonist do when he finds the tapster dead?
(a) He sobs for three days.
(b) He brings the body back to town to bury it.
(c) He climbs a palm tree to tap palm-wine.
(d) He runs away in fear.

10. When his parents do not listen to him, "half-bodied baby" commands that they _________.
(a) Be unable to eat or breathe.
(b) Be silenced and unable to breathe.
(c) Be blinded and unable to breathe.
(d) Be blinded and silenced.

11. What must happen so the woman can eat and speak again?
(a) The cowrie must be removed from her neck.
(b) The scarf must be dyed red.
(c) The necklace must be put back together.
(d) She must consume more juju.

12. What is true about the "highway men"?
(a) They charge tolls.
(b) They come in gangs.
(c) They are very short.
(d) They are all red.

13. What does the old man (a god) give the drinkard to catch Death?
(a) A net.
(b) A spear.
(c) A black bag.
(d) Some garlic.

14. What is the drinkard's financial situation when he meets Drums, Song, and Dance?
(a) It is not specified.
(b) He is very rich.
(c) He is financially stable.
(d) He is penniless.

15. What happens when the drinkard and his wife do finally talk to the king?
(a) The drinkard's wife cries.
(b) They find themselves speaking a different language.
(c) Everyone begins to laugh.
(d) The king sentences them to death.

Short Answer Questions

1. To complete his first challenge, what does the drinkard turn himself into?

2. How is the bush described that the drinkard and his wife next travel through?

3. The protagonist's siblings were all hard workers, but the protagonist was ____________________.

4. What are the people of "Unreturnable-Heaven's Town" like?

5. Who do the townspeople want to exile?

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