The Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the bridge that the drinkard and his wife cross?

2. What were the red people before they became red people?

3. The "natural disaster" that has affected the drinkard's hometown was the result of ________.

4. What does the tapster say he did the night he died?

5. What happens when "Invisible-Pawn" is asked to bring firewood?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Comment on the grotesque elements in this novel. Give at least three examples of the grotesque and explain their significance within the novel. How would the novel be different without these grotesque elements?

Essay Topic 2

Fantasy and Magical Realism are two distinct but related literary genres. Discuss:

(1) The differences between the two genres.

(2) Can The Palm-wine Drinkard be considered a fantasy? Why or why not?

(3) Can The Palm-wine Drinkard be considered a an example of Magical Realism? Why or why not?

(4) How would you classify The Palm-wine Drinkard?

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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