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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does the drinkard change himself into as he and the woman escape from Skull?
(a) A sparrow-like bird.
(b) A bullfrog.
(c) A lizard.
(d) A tiny kitten.

4. In the second town where the drinkard goes, a man says he will tell the drinkard where the tapster is if he ______.
(a) Returns the man's daughter who was captured by a curious creature.
(b) Goes to the market and learn how to become a "complete" gentleman.
(c) Kills the curious creature who killed his crops.
(d) Marries the man's daughter.

5. What was notable about the the protagonist's father?
(a) His father had one leg.
(b) His father had 13 children.
(c) His father was the richest man in their town.
(d) His father lived to be 106 years old.

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

7. What does "Zurrjir" mean?
(a) Insatiable appetite.
(b) A son who would change himself into another thing soon.
(c) Father of gods who could do everthing in the world.
(d) Born from a thumb.

8. Zurrjir is described as a "wonderful" child because ________.
(a) He has the special power to creat palm-wine out of water.
(b) If one hundred men tried to fight him, he is so strong he would just flog them away.
(c) If there were a famine, he would travel miles to find and bring back food for his family.
(d) He helps out in the kitchen.

9. What does the woman, who is held captive by Skull, have around her neck?
(a) A scarf.
(b) A necklace.
(c) Some juju.
(d) A cowrie.

10. What does the drinkard change the woman into as they escape from Skull?
(a) A lizard.
(b) A sparrow-like bird.
(c) A bullfrog.
(d) A tiny kitten.

11. Where is Death when the drinkard reaches his house?
(a) In his yam garden.
(b) By the river.
(c) On the roof.
(d) In his house.

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

13. Who is the terrible animal?
(a) The owner of the land where the drinkard has planted his crops.
(b) The tapster in form of a beast.
(c) Someone the drinkard has sentenced in court.
(d) The drinkard's son reincarnated.

14. What are the houses in "Unreturnable-Heaven's Town" like?
(a) They are underground.
(b) They have one room.
(c) They are three stories.
(d) They are thatched with grass.

15. To complete his first challenge, what does the drinkard turn himself into?
(a) A dog.
(b) A bird.
(c) A lizard.
(d) A frog.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the man with eyes in back of his knees chase the drinkard and his wife?

2. After meeting Drums, Song, and Dance, what does the drinkard do for five days?

3. Who is Zurrjir?

4. Who does the woman marry?

5. What important question does the king of "Unreturnable-Heaven's Town" ask the drinkard and his wife?

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