Death and the King's Horsemen Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Author's Note

1. What is the author's ethnic background?
(a) African.
(b) British.
(c) South American.
(d) Colombian.

2. Where was the author educated?
(a) England.
(b) Africa.
(c) Ireland.
(d) France.

3. In which country did the original story take place?
(a) Somalia.
(b) Ethiopia.
(c) Zimbabwe.
(d) Nigeria.

4. Oyo is a _______________.
(a) City.
(b) Religion.
(c) Kingdom.
(d) Character.

5. In which year did the actual occurrence described in the play take place?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1943.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1946.

6. During what major event did Soyinka decide to set her play around?
(a) The assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
(b) World War II.
(c) World War I.
(d) During the U.S. occupancy of the Philippines.

7. According to Soyinka, what first needs to exist before there can be a clash between two cultures?
(a) War.
(b) Equality.
(c) Similarity.
(d) Power struggle.

8. In the author's note, Soyinka states that Elesin Oba is the _____________ in the eyes of the Yoruban people.
(a) King.
(b) Universe.
(c) Salvation.
(d) Horseman.

9. How many kingdoms are the Yoruba divided into?
(a) 5.
(b) Not stated.
(c) 10.
(d) 6.

10. The author states that this story illustrates a ____________________ between two cultures.
(a) Coming together.
(b) Confrontation.
(c) Misunderstanding.
(d) Clash.

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