Death and the King's Horsemen Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Iyaloja works to enforce what is good for __________.
(a) Women only.
(b) Elesin.
(c) Her family.
(d) Everyone.

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

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

4. Which word best describes Iyaloja's feelings upon hearing that Elesin wishes to take a bride, according to the text?
(a) Upset.
(b) Angry.
(c) Grieved.
(d) Pleased.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The characters in the play are _________________.

2. Which other nationality has also done an adaptation of this play by medium of film, as explained in the author's note?

3. Oyo was the ____________ kingdom in Nigeria.

4. Jane influences Pilkings through ____________.

5. How many deaths occur within the story?

(see the answer key)

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