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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. What is the bridge that the drinkard and his wife cross?
(a) A stick in Faithful-Mother's hand.
(b) It is Faithful-Hands.
(c) A blanket that turns stiff.
(d) A ropes course.

2. How many dead babies do the drinkard and his wife meet on the road?
(a) 40.
(b) 4.
(c) 400.
(d) 4000.

3. What was the tapster called before he died?
(a) Tappy.
(b) Baity.
(c) Zurrjir.
(d) Pinto.

4. Why is the drinkard kicked out of "Dead's Town"?
(a) He refuses to follow the rules.
(b) He is too dangerous.
(c) He falls and bleeds.
(d) He is too loud.

5. How does the drinkard get his thirst quenched?
(a) He finds a palm forest.
(b) He starts drinking water.
(c) He is given a new tapster.
(d) He is given a small bottomless bottle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the drinkard turn his wife into to escape from the "mountain-creatures"?

2. What is the verdict for the first case?

3. Who does the drinkard assign to help him with his plan to end the "natural disaster"?

4. When Heaven and Land go hunting, what animal do they kill?

5. What happens after the drinkard re-gums the broken egg?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the people of Dead's Town different from living humans?

2. Describe the group of four hundred dead babies the drinkard and his wife meet on the road.

3. Describe the hungry-creature.

4. Describe how the "Invisible-Pawn" gets his work done.

5. How could the magic egg be seen as symbolic?

6. How do the townspeople treat the drinkard when comes home and shares his powerful egg?

7. 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)

8. What did the drinkard and his wife do with their death and fear? Why is this significant?

9. Why does the drinkard ask the reader for help in judging the court cases from "mixed town"?

10. Why does the drinkard let the hungry-creature eat him?

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