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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who dies in the fire that the drinkard starts?
(a) Skull.
(b) The complete gentleman.
(c) The woman's father.
(d) The drinkard's son.

2. What happens to the woman's thumb?
(a) It shrivels into a raisin.
(b) It turns green.
(c) It swells up and a baby is born from it.
(d) It is cut off by Skull.

3. Who gave the drinkard the juju he uses to turn himself into a large bird?
(a) Water Spirt Woman.
(b) A ghost.
(c) Spirit of Prey.
(d) His father.

4. Where did the tapster go after leaving town?
(a) Dead's Town.
(b) Palm-wine Grove.
(c) Mixed Town.
(d) Unreturnable-Heaven's Town.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Termite House actually?

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

3. Who is the terrible animal?

4. How do the drinkard and his wife end up in the white tree?

5. What is the protagonist's name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the white monster that the drinkard and his wife encounter in "No Road--Ought to Travel from Bush to Bush to the Dead's Town."

2. There is a common saying, "like father like son." How is this true in respect to the drinkard and his son Zurrjir?

3. Comment on how the drinkard deals with his insatiable son.

4. How is the "bush" personified in "Not Too Small to be Chosen"?

5. Describe Skull and his house.

6. The drinkard describes the inhabitants of "Unreturnable-Heaven's Town" as "backwards." What does he mean by this? Elaborate.

7. In "Three Good Creatures Took Over Our Trouble," how do the drinkard and his wife make money? What might this say about their characters?

8. What lesson can be learned from the little creature on Wraith-Island who was not picked by the King to help clear the corn fields?

9. Describe the drinkard's reaction when he saves the woman from Skull, brings her home, but then cannot get the cowrie off her neck, which prevents her from speaking and eating. Why is this significant?

10. Describe the palm-wine drinkard's relationship with his friends at the beginning of the story.

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