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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. When can "alives" enter Dead's Town.
(a) At dawn.
(b) At night.
(c) Never.
(d) Between 4 and 6 p.m.

2. Why can't the slave escape the rain?
(a) The drinkard has prohibited anyone in the town to help him, so he can not find cover.
(b) No one will let them in their house because they fear he will bring them to Heaven.
(c) Land has cursed him to never be dry again.
(d) The rain only goes where he goes.

3. Who is the third character involved in the first case's conflict?
(a) A wife.
(b) A wizard.
(c) A bystander.
(d) A cousin.

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

5. Whom does the drinkard help during the "natural disaster"?
(a) Only his family and close friends.
(b) People from various towns and villages surrounding his house.
(c) Only his family.
(d) Only people from his hometown.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does "Hungry-Monster" do with the wooden doll?

2. How much palm-wine does the drinkard consume with his friends when he first returns home?

3. What else does the drinkard do in case there are future difficulties?

4. Why is it so hard for the drinkard and his wife to reach and enter "Dead's Town"?

5. Who puts the drinkard and his wife in the huge bag?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the "Red-Lady" and her fashion taste.

2. What does the drinkard do when he realizes the townspeople plan to revolt against him?

3. Describe the hungry-creature.

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

5. 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?

6. Describe the white tree.

7. Are plants important in this story?

8. 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)

9. Compare the juju the drinkard used during difficult situations with the gun he used during difficult situations.

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

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