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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. How do the red people loose their redness?
(a) The drinkard makes a deal with the wizard.
(b) The drinkard kills the red bird and red fish.
(c) The king burns the red tree.
(d) The king dies.

2. When the drinkard and his wife are captured and put in a bag, what are the other creatures in the bag like?
(a) Sharp as sand paper.
(b) Smooth as pebbles.
(c) Furry and soft.
(d) Sticky like gum.

3. What is the verdict for the second case?
(a) The husband's choice is overturned.
(b) The wizard is sentenced to jail.
(c) The husband's choice is made official.
(d) There is none because the case is postponed.

4. What pastime does the drinkard take up while in the white tree?
(a) Rock collecting.
(b) Hunting.
(c) Chess playing.
(d) Gambling.

5. Who is this year's annual sacrifice in the red bush?
(a) The king.
(b) The drinkard's wife.
(c) The red lady.
(d) The drinkard.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the lady who brought the drinkard to the red bush?

2. When the drinkard becomes a judge, what is his first case about?

3. According to the tapster, why do "alives" and "deads" not live together?

4. How does the drinkard get out of "Hungry-Monster's" stomach?

5. What does "Hungry-Monster" cry?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does the drinkard give a satisfactory reason for fighting and then killing the bag creatures?

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

3. What themes do we find in "The Invisible-Pawn" chapter that we have seen in earlier chapters?

4. Describe the feud between Heaven and Land.

5. When can the drinkard and his wife enter "Dead's Town"? Is this symbolic?

6. While living in "mixed town," the drinkard is asked to judge two separate cases, but he leaves them unresolved. How are they similar and what makes them hard to resolve?

7. Explain why some might consider the drinkard to be a "good" character in the end and another might see him as a "bad" character.

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

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

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

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