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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 is this year's annual sacrifice in the red bush?
(a) The drinkard.
(b) The red lady.
(c) The drinkard's wife.
(d) The king.
2. Where do the drinkard and his wife go to get their heads treated?
(a) The stream.
(b) The garden.
(c) The medicine man.
(d) The hospital.
3. Whom does the drinkard help during the "natural disaster"?
(a) Only his family.
(b) Only his family and close friends.
(c) People from various towns and villages surrounding his house.
(d) Only people from his hometown.
4. What is the verdict for the second case?
(a) The husband's choice is overturned.
(b) The wizard is sentenced to jail.
(c) There is none because the case is postponed.
(d) The husband's choice is made official.
5. What happens when the drinkard offers the "Invisible-Pawn" yams and corn as thanks for his work?
(a) "Invisible-Pawn" only eats corn.
(b) "Invisible-Pawn" refuses the offer.
(c) "Invisible-Pawn" eats all the crops in town.
(d) "Invisible-Pawn" only eats yams.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the bridge that the drinkard and his wife cross?
2. What does the drinkard turn his wife into to keep her safe from "Hungry-Monster"?
3. What does the man do on the morning of the seventh day of the parade?
4. How does the drinkard get out of "Hungry-Monster's" stomach?
5. When the drinkard becomes a judge, what is his first case about?
Short Essay Questions
1. Does the palm-wine drinkard receive a positive or negative reception from tapster in Dead's Town? How so?
2. In no more than three sentences, comment on the treatment of magic versus realism in this story. Are the two distinguishable within the world of this novel?
3. Why does the drinkard ask the reader for help in judging the court cases from "mixed town"?
4. How does the drinkard escape from the hungry-creature's stomach? Is this realistic?
5. Comment on how the drinkard sums up his journey, "And so all our trials, difficulties and many years' travel brought only an egg or resulted in an egg." (Chapter 32, p. 295)
6. What themes do we find in "The Invisible-Pawn" chapter that we have seen in earlier chapters?
7. How are the people of Dead's Town different from living humans?
8. After fighting fantastical monsters for ten years, what new hardship does the drinkard come home to? Could this be considered a real life monster? Why?
9. Describe the hungry-creature.
10. Describe how the "Invisible-Pawn" gets his work done.
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