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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. On what day after turning red, did everyone in the town die to then settle in the red bush?
2. How is the drinkard supposed to walk in "Dead's Town"?
3. How long is the parade requested by the king supposed to last?
4. What does the drinkard turn himself into to escape from the "mountain-creatures"?
5. What is the verdict for the first case?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What does the drinkard do when he realizes the townspeople plan to revolt against him?
3. What themes do we find in "The Invisible-Pawn" chapter that we have seen in earlier chapters?
4. How do the townspeople treat the drinkard after the egg breaks?
5. Describe the white tree.
6. Why does the drinkard let the hungry-creature eat him?
7. What new power does the drinkard's wife develop during pages 248-264?
8. What did the drinkard and his wife do with their death and fear? Why is this significant?
9. How do the townspeople treat the drinkard when comes home and shares his powerful egg?
10. Explain why some might consider the drinkard to be a "good" character in the end and another might see him as a "bad" character.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Palm-wine Drinkard is a circular story in that the main character ends back in the place where he started, his hometown. Explain three possible motives for developing and ending the story like this.
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
Parenting is a difficult task. Analyze the representation of the drinkard and his wife as parents. How are they represented? Is this representation symbolic? What message is being conveyed or lesson taught by their example?
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