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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 change himself into as he and the woman escape from Skull?
2. What does the protagonist bring with him on his journey?
3. Whom does the drinkard and his wife meet personally the night, after meeting the king?
4. What does the drinkard change himself into to follow the complete gentleman?
5. How is the bush described that the drinkard and his wife next travel through?
Short Essay Questions
1. What kind of story is this? How is it told?
2. How do the drinkard and his wife eventually escape from the white creatures?
3. Describe the drinkard's reaction when he saves the woman from Skull, brings her home, but then cannot get the cowrie off her neck, which prevents her from speaking and eating. Why is this significant?
4. Describe "Laugh."
5. How does the drinkard react when he first sees the Skull as a "complete gentleman"?
6. Describe the "half-bodied baby." Who is he and what is he like?
7. How is the "bush" personified in "Not Too Small to be Chosen"?
8. 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?
9. In "Three Good Creatures Took Over Our Trouble," how do the drinkard and his wife make money? What might this say about their characters?
10. The drinkard describes the inhabitants of "Unreturnable-Heaven's Town" as "backwards." What does he mean by this? Elaborate.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Comment on how the story ends. Be sure to address the following questions:
(1) What type of ending is this? Why?
(2) Is there closure? How so or how is there not?
(3) Why might the author have ended the story this way? What is significant or symbolic about this type of ending?
Essay Topic 2
There are three prominent female characters in The Palm-wine Drinkard. Describe each and their significance within the novel. Next, compare and contrast their roles. Finally, address this question: Is their being female the only thing that ties them together?
Essay Topic 3
The Palm-wine Drinkard can be considered part of the folklore tradition. Explain, using at least three examples, why this is the case.
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