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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the drinkard use to transform himself to escape the creatures, in "No road--out to travel from bust to bush to the Dead's town"?
2. What does the drinkard change himself into to follow the complete gentleman?
3. Which god does the king make the drinkard meet?
4. What are the people like in Wraith-Island?
5. What is NOT true about the specific creature the drinkard describes in "No road--out to travel from bust to bush to the Dead's town"?
Short Essay Questions
1. During "To Travel by Air," why does the drinkard turn himself into a bird and fly his wife to their next destination?
2. In "Three Good Creatures Took Over Our Trouble," how do the drinkard and his wife make money? What might this say about their characters?
3. Comment on how the drinkard deals with his insatiable son.
4. When following and spying on Skull, what does the drinkard turn himself into and why?
5. What do the drinkard and his wife find out when they arrive in the town where the tapster is supposed to be? How do they react?
6. Why couldn't the people of Wraith-Island accompany the drinkar and his wife to their next destination? Have you noticed this problem in previous chapters?
7. 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?
8. Do the drinkard and his wife enjoy staying on Wraith-Island? Why or why not?
9. What kind of story is this? How is it told?
10. Who is the narrator of this novel? What is he like?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Symbolism is employed throughout The Palm-wine Drinkard. Discuss the use of and meaning of three symbols. (The teacher could specify three symbols as well: juju, gun, egg, seed, half-bodied baby, etc.).
Essay Topic 2
The Palm-wine Drinkard can be considered part of the folklore tradition. Explain, using at least three examples, why this is the case.
Essay Topic 3
Explain why "death" is an important theme in this novel. Using three examples, demonstrate the different ways in which death is present in the novel and how each of these examples are significant (symbolically, morally, plot-wise, etc.)
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