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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the drinkard change himself into to follow the complete gentleman?
(a) A bullfrog.
(b) A woman.
(c) A butterfly.
(d) A lizard.

3. How do the drinkard and his wife escape the people of "Unreturnable-Heaven's Town"?
(a) They sneak away at night
(b) They burn down the town.
(c) They fly away on the eagle.
(d) They create a flood with their juju.

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

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

6. What does the drinkard use to transform himself to escape the creatures, in "No road--out to travel from bust to bush to the Dead's town"?
(a) Palm-wine.
(b) A special leaf.
(c) His juju.
(d) His father's charm.

7. What is NOT true about "Spirit of Prey"?
(a) He has hard scales covering his body.
(b) He walks on four legs.
(c) He has a head like a lion's.
(d) He is as big as a hippopotamus.

8. What is the bed in Death's house made of?
(a) Human bones.
(b) Stones.
(c) Straw.
(d) Human hair.

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

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

11. How do the attendants complete the task the king assigns them, regarding the drinkard and his wife?
(a) With a flat stone and broken bottle.
(b) By kidnapping them and leaving them in a valley far away.
(c) By threatening them with a stick.
(d) By hand delivering an invitation.

12. What happens when the woman gets off the bullfrog?
(a) She disappears.
(b) Her scarf starts to choke her.
(c) Her necklace breaks.
(d) The cowrie starts screaming.

13. Who is Zurrjir?
(a) The woman's father.
(b) Skull's brother.
(c) The complete gentleman.
(d) The drinkard's son.

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

15. Which description is NOT true about "half-bodied baby"?
(a) He is getting heavier.
(b) He never sleeps.
(c) He is growing long hair.
(d) He is always hungry.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the old man (a god) give the drinkard to catch Death?

2. What happens when the children of "Unreturnable-Heaven's Town" try to nail the heads of the drinkard and his wife?

3. Who gave the drinkard the juju he uses to turn himself into a large bird?

4. Why do the attendants bring an eagle?

5. What does the Termite House look like?

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